Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters

Air Quality

One of the most important parts of good HVAC maintenance is changing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system operating efficiently and is also a big 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 the majority of our times inside, so your air filter is on the front line for boosting indoor air quality. So what else do we need to realize when it comes to air filters?

Filter Replacement

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 inspect your filter’s cleanliness every day, so a good rule of thumb is every 1-2 months for the highest 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 swap out your filter more often. Follow your filter provider’s recommendation on how often to change your filter as the recommendation depends on a number of factors in your home.

A clogged filter may also result in your system running harder, longer. This will cause your energy bills to rise and it can unfavorably 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 entirely avoidable with regular maintenance, including regularly replacing your air filters.

Regularly replacing your air filter is a basic thing to do and also an easy thing to ignore. If it’s been a while since you’ve taken a look at the status of your filter, consider this post your cue. We are always here to help you breathe healthier and easier. If you have any questions about boosting your indoor air quality give the experts at Air Houston Mechanical LLC a call at 832-777-1521.

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