One of the largest parts of good HVAC maintenance is swapping out your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system running efficiently and is also a huge part of boosting 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 commercial cities. We spend quite a bit of our times indoors, 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?
The most basic 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 check your filter’s cleanliness every day, so a common rule is every 1-2 months for the best 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 change your filter more regularly. Follow your filter provider’s advice on how often to change your filter as the advice depends on a variety of factors in your home.
A clogged filter may 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 dust and system neglect are two of the main causes of system failure. This system damage is totally avoidable with regular 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 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 experts at Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. a call at 918-682-8238.