One of the most important parts of correct HVAC maintenance is swapping out your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system running efficiently and is also a big part of increasing and maintaining your indoor air quality. The EPA has noted that the air inside your home can be 2-5 times more polluted than the air in highly commercial cities. We spend quite a bit of our times indoors, 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?
The simple 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 best results.
The frequency you have to replace your filter is decided by a number of 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 recommendation on how often to change your filter as the advice depends on a variety of factors in your home.
A dirty filter can also result in your system running harder, longer. This will cause your utility bills to increase and it can unfavorably impact the life of your system. Built up grime and system neglect are two of the top causes of system failure. This system damage is entirely avoidable with annual maintenance, including regularly changing 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 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 experts at West Jefferson Plumbing and Heating, Inc. a call at 614-879-9091.