One of the most important parts of proper HVAC maintenance is replacing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system running 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 a lot of our times inside, so your air filter is on the front line for increasing indoor air quality. So what else do we need to realize when it comes to air filters?
The most basic 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 inspect your filter’s cleanliness every day, so a general rule is every 1-2 months for the greatest results.
The frequency you have to swap out your filter is decided by a number of factors. If you have pets in your house or a lot of guests and occupants, you’ll need to replace your filter more regularly. Follow your filter provider’s advice on how often to replace your filter as the recommendation depends on a number of factors in your home.
A dirty filter can also result in your system running 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 changing your air filters.
Regularly replacing your air filter is a simple thing to do and also an easy thing to overlook. 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 team at M & S Heating & Air LLC a call at 301-363-4699.