One of the most important parts of good HVAC maintenance is swapping out your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system running efficiently and is also a big part of increasing 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 commercial cities. We spend the majority 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 understand 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 inspect your filter’s cleanliness every day, so a general rule is every 1-2 months for the highest results.
The frequency you have to exchange your filter is decided by a host 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 recommendation on how often to replace your filter as the suggestion depends on a variety of factors in your home.
A filthy filter will also cause your system to run harder, longer. This will cause your utility bills to rise and it can unfavorably impact the life of your system. Built up grime and system neglect are two of the main causes of system failure. This system damage is totally avoidable with annual maintenance, including regularly replacing your air filters.
Regularly replacing your air filter is an easy thing to do and also an easy thing to forget about. If it’s been a while since you’ve taken a look at the status of your filter, consider this post your reminder. We are always here to help you breathe healthier and easier. If you have any questions about improving your indoor air quality give the team at Total Comfort a call at 201-268-5663.