One of the biggest parts of correct 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 developed cities. We spend quite a bit 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 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 highest results.
The frequency you have to swap out your filter is decided by a variety 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 often. Follow your filter provider’s suggestion on how often to replace your filter as the suggestion depends on a variety of factors in your home.
A filthy filter will also result in your system running harder, longer. This will cause your energy bills to rise 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 completely avoidable with routine maintenance, including regularly swapping out your air filters.
Regularly swapping out 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 prompt. We are always here to help you breathe healthier and easier. If you have any questions about boosting your indoor air quality give the team at Select Comfort Systems Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 801-305-4777.