Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters

One of the largest parts of good HVAC maintenance is swapping out your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system operating efficiently and is also an important part of increasing 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 a lot 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?

Filter Replacement

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 take a look at 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 exchange your filter is settled by a number 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 recommendation on how often to replace your filter as the recommendation depends on a host of factors in your home.

A filthy filter may also cause your system to run harder, longer. This will cause your utility bills to rise and it can negatively 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 entirely avoidable with routine maintenance, including regularly swapping out your air filters.

Regularly swapping out your air filter is a simple thing to do and also an easy thing to forget about. If it’s been a while since you’ve taken a look at 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 increasing your indoor air quality give the team at Freed Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 309-323-9584.

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