One of the most important parts of correct HVAC maintenance is changing 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 released that the air inside your home can be 2-5 times more polluted than the air in highly industrialized cities. We spend a lot of our times indoors, so your air filter is on the front line for improving indoor air quality. So what else do we need to realize 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 common rule is every 1-2 months for the best results.
The frequency you have to swap out 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 replace your filter more frequently. Follow your filter provider’s recommendation on how often to swap out your filter as the recommendation depends on a variety of factors in your home.
A dirty filter may also mean your system has to run harder, longer. This will cause your energy bills to rise and it can unfavorably impact the life of your system. Built up dirt and system neglect are two of the leading causes of system failure. This system damage is totally avoidable with annual maintenance, including regularly replacing your air filters.
Regularly changing 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 inspected 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 pros at Wolfe & Sons Heating and Cooling a call at 614-451-0846.