One of the biggest parts of correct HVAC maintenance is swapping out your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system working efficiently and is also a big part of improving and maintaining your indoor air quality. The EPA has noted that the air inside your home can be 2-5 times more polluted than the air in highly developed cities. We spend quite a bit of our times in our homes, so your air filter is on the front line for boosting indoor air quality. So what else do we need to understand when it comes to air filters?
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 general rule is every 1-2 months for the greatest results.
The frequency you have to exchange your filter is settled by a host of factors. If you have pets in your house or a lot of guests and occupants, you’ll need to change your filter more regularly. Follow your filter provider’s suggestion on how often to change your filter as the recommendation depends on a host of factors in your home.
A clogged filter may also mean your system has to run harder, longer. This will cause your utility bills to increase and it can negatively impact the life of your system. Built up dirt and system neglect are two of the leading causes of system failure. This system damage is entirely avoidable with routine maintenance, including regularly swapping out your air filters.
Regularly swapping out 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 taken a look at 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 improving your indoor air quality give the experts at Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc a call at 715-301-0256.