One of the most important parts of correct HVAC maintenance is replacing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system working efficiently and is also an important 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 quite a bit 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 exchange 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 common rule is every 1-2 months for the greatest 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 swap out your filter more frequently. Follow your filter provider’s suggestion on how often to replace your filter as the suggestion depends on a number of factors in your home.
A clogged filter can also result in your system running harder, longer. This will cause your utility bills to rise and it can adversely 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 regular maintenance, including regularly changing your air filters.
Regularly replacing 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 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 experts at Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc a call at 662-281-1231.