One of the largest 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 improving 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 developed cities. We spend a lot of our times inside, 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 check 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 frequently. Follow your filter provider’s advice on how often to change your filter as the suggestion depends on a host of factors in your home.
A clogged filter may also result in your system running harder, longer. This will cause your energy bills to rise and it can negatively impact the life of your system. Built up dust and system neglect are two of the leading causes of system failure. This system damage is totally avoidable with regular maintenance, including regularly swapping out your air filters.
Regularly swapping out your air filter is an easy thing to do and also an easy thing to overlook. 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 increasing your indoor air quality give the pros at Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning a call at 209-257-3156.