One of the largest parts of good HVAC maintenance is replacing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system running efficiently and is also a big 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 industrialized cities. We spend the majority of our times in our homes, so your air filter is on the front line for boosting 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 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 general rule is every 1-2 months for the best results.
The frequency you have to replace 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 swap out your filter more frequently. Follow your filter provider’s recommendation on how often to change your filter as the advice depends on a host of factors in your home.
A filthy filter will also cause your system to run harder, longer. This will cause your energy bills to increase and it can adversely impact the life of your system. Built up grime and system neglect are two of the leading causes of system failure. This system damage is entirely 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 ignore. If it’s been a while since you’ve checked 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 improving your indoor air quality give the team at H & H Service Company a call at 717-220-4502.