Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters

One of the largest parts of proper HVAC maintenance is changing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system working efficiently and is also a big part of boosting 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 commercial cities. We spend the majority 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?

Filter Replacement

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 take a look at your filter’s cleanliness every day, so a common rule is every 1-2 months for the greatest results.

The frequency you have to exchange 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 swap out your filter more frequently. Follow your filter provider’s recommendation on how often to swap out your filter as the suggestion depends on a variety of factors in your home.

A filthy filter can also mean your system has to run harder, longer. This will cause your energy bills to increase and it can negatively impact the life of your system. Built up grime and system neglect are two of the leading causes of system failure. This system damage is entirely avoidable with routine maintenance, including regularly changing 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 checked 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 Gopher Heating and Air Conditioning a call at 952-373-0377.

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