One of the largest parts of correct HVAC maintenance is swapping out your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system operating efficiently and is also an important part of boosting and maintaining your indoor air quality. The EPA has released that the air inside your home can be 2-5 times more polluted than the air in highly developed cities. We spend the majority of our times indoors, so your air filter is on the front line for improving indoor air quality. So what else do we need to know when it comes to air filters?
The simple way to tell you out how often to exchange your filter would be, whenever it’s dirty. Of course, we don’t want you to have to take a look at 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 decided by a variety of factors. If you have pets in your house or a lot of guests and occupants, you’ll need to swap out your filter more frequently. Follow your filter provider’s advice on how often to swap out your filter as the suggestion depends on a number of factors in your home.
A dirty filter will also result in your system running harder, longer. This will cause your utility bills to rise and it can adversely impact the life of your system. Built up grime and system neglect are two of the top causes of system failure. This system damage is totally avoidable with regular maintenance, including regularly changing your air filters.
Regularly swapping out your air filter is a basic thing to do and also an easy thing to overlook. 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 increasing your indoor air quality give the pros at Custom Air Systems Inc a call at 772-247-2283.