One of the largest parts of proper HVAC maintenance is replacing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system operating efficiently and is also an important part of increasing 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 developed cities. We spend a lot of our times indoors, so your air filter is on the front line for improving indoor air quality. So what else do we need to realize when it comes to air filters?
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 greatest results.
The frequency you have to swap out your filter is settled by a host 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 frequently. Follow your filter provider’s advice on how often to replace your filter as the suggestion depends on a variety of factors in your home.
A clogged filter can also mean your system has to run harder, longer. This will cause your monthly bills to go up and it can unfavorably 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 entirely avoidable with annual maintenance, including regularly replacing 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 inspected 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 B & B Heating & Cooling a call at 314-325-7552.