Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters

October 05, 2016

One of the largest parts of proper HVAC maintenance is swapping out your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system working efficiently and is also an important part of boosting 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 the majority of our times in our homes, so your air filter is on the front line for increasing indoor air quality. So what else do we need to understand when it comes to air filters?

Filter Replacement

The easy way to tell you out how often to swap 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 best results.

The frequency you have to exchange your filter is determined by a host of factors. If you have pets in your house or a lot of guests and occupants, you’ll need to replace your filter more frequently. Follow your filter provider’s advice on how often to change your filter as the advice depends on a host of factors in your home.

A filthy filter will also mean your system has to run harder, longer. This will cause your energy bills to rise and it can negatively 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 regular maintenance, including regularly changing your air filters.

Regularly changing your air filter is a basic thing to do and also an easy thing to overlook. If it’s been a while since you’ve taken a look at 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 improving your indoor air quality give the pros at Home Comfort Heating & Air a call at 763-276-0617.