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 huge part of improving 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 a lot of our times in our homes, so your air filter is on the front line for boosting indoor air quality. So what else do we need to know when it comes to air filters?
The easy way to tell you out how often to exchange your filter would be, whenever it’s dirty. Of course, we don’t want you to have to check your filter’s cleanliness every day, so a common rule is every 1-2 months for the best results.
The frequency you have to replace 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 change your filter more often. Follow your filter provider’s suggestion on how often to replace your filter as the advice depends on a host of factors in your home.
A dirty filter may also cause your system to run harder, longer. This will cause your monthly bills to rise and it can negatively impact the life of your system. Built up dust and system neglect are two of the top causes of system failure. This system damage is totally avoidable with routine maintenance, including regularly replacing your air filters.
Regularly swapping out your air filter is an easy thing to do and also an easy thing to forget about. If it’s been a while since you’ve checked the status of your filter, consider this post your cue. We are always here to help you breathe healthier and easier. If you have any questions about increasing your indoor air quality give the experts at I-Deal HVAC a call at 505-445-1250.