One of the biggest 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 commercial cities. We spend the majority of our times in our homes, 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 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 good rule of thumb is every 1-2 months for the highest results.
The frequency you have to swap out your filter is settled by a number 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 advice on how often to swap out your filter as the advice depends on a variety of factors in your home.
A filthy filter may also result in your system running harder, longer. This will cause your utility bills to go up 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 routine maintenance, including regularly replacing your air filters.
Regularly changing your air filter is an easy thing to do and also an easy thing to ignore. 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 improving your indoor air quality give the pros at Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. a call at 803-265-4208.