One of the largest parts of correct HVAC maintenance is swapping out your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system operating efficiently and is also an important part of increasing 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 a lot 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 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 take a look at your filter’s cleanliness every day, so a general rule is every 1-2 months for the best results.
The frequency you have to exchange your filter is determined by a host 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 recommendation on how often to replace your filter as the recommendation depends on a variety of factors in your home.
A clogged filter may also cause your system to run harder, longer. This will cause your monthly 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 entirely avoidable with annual maintenance, including regularly changing your air filters.
Regularly changing your air filter is a basic thing to do and also an easy thing to overlook. If it’s been a while since you’ve taken a look at 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 increasing your indoor air quality give the team at Kapaun & Brown Inc. a call at 641-812-2028.