One of the most important parts of correct HVAC maintenance is changing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system running efficiently and is also a big part of improving and maintaining your indoor air quality. The EPA has shown that the air inside your home can be 2-5 times more polluted than the air in highly developed 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 know when it comes to air filters?
The easy 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 general rule is every 1-2 months for the best results.
The frequency you have to exchange your filter is settled by a variety of factors. If you have pets in your house or a lot of guests and occupants, you’ll need to change your filter more often. Follow your filter provider’s advice on how often to change your filter as the recommendation depends on a variety of factors in your home.
A clogged filter may also mean your system has to run harder, longer. This will cause your utility bills to go up and it can unfavorably 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 entirely avoidable with regular maintenance, including regularly swapping out your air filters.
Regularly changing 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 taken a look at the status of your filter, consider this post your cue. We are always here to help you breathe healthier and easier. If you have any questions about improving your indoor air quality give the experts at YES R&M Inc. a call at 562-286-6624.