One of the largest parts of current HVAC maintenance is changing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system operating efficiently and is also a huge part of boosting 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 commercial cities. We spend quite a bit of our time in our homes, so your air filter is on the front line for improving 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 check your filter’s cleanliness every day, so a common rule is every 1-2 months for the highest results.
The frequency you have to exchange 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 often. Follow your filter provider’s advice on how often to swap out your filter as the advice depends on a number of factors in your home.
A dirty filter will also mean your system has to run harder, longer. This will cause your utility bills to rise and it can adversely impact the life of your system. Built-up grime and system neglect are two of the main causes of system failure. This system damage is totally avoidable with annual maintenance, including regularly swapping out your air filters.
Regularly replacing 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 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 increasing your indoor air quality give the pros at Econo Air a call at 714-710-1070 or schedule an appointment with us online.