One of the biggest parts of correct HVAC maintenance is swapping out your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system running efficiently and is also an important part of improving 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 industrialized cities. We spend quite a bit of our times indoors, so your air filter is on the front line for boosting indoor air quality. So what else do we need to know when it comes to air filters?
The easy way to tell you out how often to change 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 best results.
The frequency you have to exchange your filter is settled by a host of factors. If you have pets in your house or a lot of guests and occupants, you’ll need to swap out your filter more regularly. Follow your filter provider’s suggestion on how often to swap out your filter as the suggestion depends on a host of factors in your home.
A dirty filter will also mean your system has to run harder, longer. This will cause your utility bills to increase and it can negatively impact the life of your system. Built up dust and system neglect are two of the leading causes of system failure. This system damage is totally avoidable with annual maintenance, including regularly changing your air filters.
Regularly replacing your air filter is a simple 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 prompt. We are always here to help you breathe healthier and easier. If you have any questions about improving your indoor air quality give the experts at Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning a call at 800-COOLING.