Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters

One of the largest parts of proper HVAC maintenance is replacing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system running efficiently and is also a huge part of improving and maintaining your indoor air quality. The EPA has shown that the air inside your home can be 2-5 times more polluted than the air in highly commercial cities. We spend a lot of our times in our homes, so your air filter is on the front line for increasing indoor air quality. So what else do we need to realize when it comes to air filters?

Filter Replacement

The easy way to tell you out how often to change your filter would be, whenever it’s dirty. Of course, we don’t want you to have to inspect your filter’s cleanliness every day, so a common rule is every 1-2 months for the best results.

The frequency you have to replace your filter is settled by a variety of factors. If you have pets in your house or a lot of guests and occupants, you’ll need to change your filter more frequently. Follow your filter provider’s suggestion on how often to change your filter as the advice depends on a host of factors in your home.

A dirty filter may also cause your system to run harder, longer. This will cause your monthly bills to rise and it can negatively impact the life of your system. Built up grime and system neglect are two of the leading causes of system failure. This system damage is completely avoidable with routine maintenance, including regularly swapping out your air filters.

Regularly changing your air filter is an easy thing to do and also an easy thing to ignore. If it’s been a while since you’ve checked the status of your filter, consider this post your prompt. We are always here to help you breathe healthier and easier. If you have any questions about boosting your indoor air quality give the pros at Jack's Refrigeration Heating and Cooling a call at 308-646-3827.

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