One of the largest parts of correct HVAC maintenance is changing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system running 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 industrialized cities. We spend the majority of our time inside, 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 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 general rule is every 1-2 months for the best results.
The frequency you have to replace your filter is decided by several 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 replace your filter as the suggestion depends on several factors in your home.
A dirty filter may also result in your system running harder, and 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 top causes of system failure. This system damage is avoidable with regular maintenance, including regularly changing your air filters.
Regularly changing 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 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 Air Houston Mechanical LLC a call at (832) 957-9332.