One of the biggest parts of proper 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 released 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 know when it comes to air filters?
The simple way to tell you out how often to change your filter would be, whenever it’s dirty. Of course, we don’t want you to have to inspect your filter’s cleanliness every day, so a general rule is every 1-2 months for the greatest 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 replace your filter more regularly. Follow your filter provider’s suggestion on how often to change your filter as the recommendation depends on a host of factors in your home.
A filthy filter can also cause your system to run 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 main causes of system failure. This system damage is completely avoidable with regular maintenance, including regularly replacing your air filters.
Regularly changing 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 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 experts at Kirkfield Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 204-272-8128.