One of the most important parts of proper 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 shown 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 inside, so your air filter is on the front line for improving 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 take a look at your filter’s cleanliness every day, so a general rule is every 1-2 months for the highest results.
The frequency you have to swap out your filter is determined by a number of factors. If you have pets in your house or a lot of guests and occupants, you’ll need to replace your filter more often. Follow your filter provider’s advice on how often to swap out your filter as the recommendation depends on a variety of factors in your home.
A filthy filter will also result in your system running harder, longer. This will cause your monthly bills to increase and it can adversely impact the life of your system. Built up dirt and system neglect are two of the top causes of system failure. This system damage is entirely avoidable with regular maintenance, including regularly replacing your air filters.
Regularly changing your air filter is a simple thing to do and also an easy thing to forget about. 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 increasing your indoor air quality give the pros at Brogan Heating & AC Inc a call at 507-218-0088.