One of the most important parts of correct HVAC maintenance is replacing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system working efficiently and is also a huge 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 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 swap 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 good rule of thumb is every 1-2 months for the highest results.
The frequency you have to replace your filter is settled 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 regularly. Follow your filter provider’s advice on how often to replace your filter as the recommendation depends on a host of factors in your home.
A dirty filter may also mean your system has to run harder, longer. This will cause your monthly bills to go up and it can negatively impact the life of your system. Built up dirt and system neglect are two of the main causes of system failure. This system damage is totally avoidable with regular maintenance, including regularly swapping out your air filters.
Regularly changing 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 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 B&D Air Conditioning a call at 928-432-6018.