One of the biggest parts of good HVAC maintenance is replacing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system operating efficiently and is also a big part of boosting 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 the majority of our times in our homes, 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 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 swap out your filter is determined by a variety of factors. If you have pets in your house or a lot of guests and occupants, you’ll need to change your filter more often. Follow your filter provider’s recommendation on how often to replace your filter as the recommendation depends on a host of factors in your home.
A clogged filter may also cause your system to run harder, longer. This will cause your monthly bills to increase and it can adversely 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 routine maintenance, including regularly replacing your air filters.
Regularly swapping out your air filter is a simple thing to do and also an easy thing to ignore. If it’s been a while since you’ve checked 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 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. a call at 949-204-0859.