Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters

October 05, 2016

One of the largest parts of good 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 shown 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 indoors, so your air filter is on the front line for increasing indoor air quality. So what else do we need to realize when it comes to air filters?

Filter Replacement

The simple way to tell you out how often to exchange 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 good rule of thumb is every 1-2 months for the best 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 change your filter more regularly. Follow your filter provider’s advice on how often to swap out your filter as the suggestion depends on a host of factors in your home.

A filthy filter can also result in your system running harder, longer. This will cause your energy bills to increase and it can adversely impact the life of your system. Built up grime and system neglect are two of the main causes of system failure. This system damage is completely avoidable with regular maintenance, including regularly replacing 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 taken a look at 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 Air Houston Mechanical LLC a call at 832-777-1521.