One of the largest parts of proper HVAC maintenance is changing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system operating efficiently and is also a big part of boosting 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 industrialized cities. We spend quite a bit of our times indoors, so your air filter is on the front line for boosting 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 exchange 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 decided by a host of factors. If you have pets in your house or a lot of guests and occupants, you’ll need to change your filter more regularly. Follow your filter provider’s advice on how often to change your filter as the suggestion depends on a host of factors in your home.
A dirty filter may also result in your system running harder, longer. This will cause your energy bills to go up and it can negatively impact the life of your system. Built up dirt and system neglect are two of the main causes of system failure. This system damage is totally avoidable with regular maintenance, including regularly swapping out your air filters.
Regularly swapping out 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 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 Gilray Heating and Cooling a call at 715-301-0727.