One of the most important parts of good HVAC maintenance is swapping out your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system working efficiently and is also a huge part of increasing 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 inside, so your air filter is on the front line for improving indoor air quality. So what else do we need to understand when it comes to air filters?
The most basic 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 take a look at your filter’s cleanliness every day, so a general rule is every 1-2 months for the highest results.
The frequency you have to swap out your filter is determined by a number 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 recommendation 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 mean your system has to run harder, longer. This will cause your energy bills to rise and it can unfavorably impact the life of your system. Built up dirt and system neglect are two of the main causes of system failure. This system damage is completely avoidable with routine maintenance, including regularly changing your air filters.
Regularly changing your air filter is a basic 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 reminder. We are always here to help you breathe healthier and easier. If you have any questions about boosting your indoor air quality give the pros at Edington Heating & Cooling Inc a call at 937-558-9478.