Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters

October 05, 2016

One of the most important parts of good HVAC maintenance is replacing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system running efficiently and is also a huge part of increasing 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 the majority of our times inside, 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?

Filter Replacement

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 general rule is every 1-2 months for the greatest results.

The frequency you have to replace 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 swap out your filter more often. Follow your filter provider’s recommendation on how often to change your filter as the suggestion 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 energy bills to increase 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 regular maintenance, including regularly replacing your air filters.

Regularly changing 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 checked 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 experts at Freed Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 309-323-9584.