One of the most important parts of correct HVAC maintenance is replacing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system running 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 the majority of our times inside, 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 take a look at your filter’s cleanliness every day, so a good rule of thumb is every 1-2 months for the best results.
The frequency you have to replace your filter is decided by a number 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 regularly. Follow your filter provider’s suggestion on how often to replace your filter as the advice 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 go up and it can negatively impact the life of your system. Built up dust and system neglect are two of the leading causes of system failure. This system damage is totally avoidable with routine maintenance, including regularly replacing 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 checked the status of your filter, consider this post your cue. We are always here to help you breathe healthier and easier. If you have any questions about boosting your indoor air quality give the experts at Strine's Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 717-383-4479.