One of the largest parts of correct HVAC maintenance is replacing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system running efficiently and is also a huge 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 the majority of our times in our homes, so your air filter is on the front line for increasing 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 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 common rule is every 1-2 months for the greatest results.
The frequency you have to swap out your filter is settled 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 often. Follow your filter provider’s recommendation on how often to replace your filter as the advice depends on a number of factors in your home.
A clogged filter will also cause your system to run harder, longer. This will cause your monthly bills to increase and it can adversely 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 swapping out your air filters.
Regularly changing your air filter is a simple 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 team at AZ Air Conditioning and Heating a call at 800-296-5088.