One of the largest parts of correct HVAC maintenance is changing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system working efficiently and is also an important 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 commercial cities. We spend a lot 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 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 replace 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 often. 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 filthy filter will also mean your system has to run harder, longer. This will cause your utility 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 entirely 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 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 pros at Gopher Heating and Air Conditioning a call at 952-373-0377.