One of the largest parts of good HVAC maintenance is changing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system running efficiently and is also a big part of boosting and maintaining your indoor air quality. The EPA has noted that the air inside your home can be 2-5 times more polluted than the air in highly developed cities. We spend quite a bit of our times in our homes, so your air filter is on the front line for boosting indoor air quality. So what else do we need to understand when it comes to air filters?
The simple 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 inspect 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 determined 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 suggestion on how often to change your filter as the suggestion depends on a variety of factors in your home.
A filthy filter can also cause your system to run harder, longer. This will cause your energy bills to go up and it can adversely impact the life of your system. Built up dust and system neglect are two of the main causes of system failure. This system damage is totally avoidable with annual maintenance, including regularly changing your air filters.
Regularly swapping out your air filter is an easy 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 reminder. 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 Street Heating and Cooling a call at 605-206-3915.