Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters

Air Quality

One of the most important parts of good HVAC maintenance is replacing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system working efficiently and is also an important part of increasing 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 increasing indoor air quality. So what else do we need to know when it comes to air filters?

Filter Replacement

The most basic way to tell you out how often to swap 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 greatest 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 replace your filter more regularly. Follow your filter provider’s suggestion on how often to swap out your filter as the recommendation depends on a variety of factors in your home.

A filthy filter can also cause your system to run harder, longer. This will cause your energy bills to increase and it can negatively impact the life of your system. Built up dust and system neglect are two of the main causes of system failure. This system damage is completely avoidable with annual maintenance, including regularly swapping out your air filters.

Regularly swapping out your air filter is a simple 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 reminder. We are always here to help you breathe healthier and easier. If you have any questions about increasing your indoor air quality give the experts at Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. a call at 918-682-8238.

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