One of the biggest parts of proper HVAC maintenance is replacing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system operating efficiently and is also an important 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 commercial cities. We spend the majority of our times in our homes, 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 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 inspect your filter’s cleanliness every day, so a common rule is every 1-2 months for the highest 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 regularly. Follow your filter provider’s recommendation on how often to swap out your filter as the suggestion depends on a variety of factors in your home.
A dirty filter will also result in your system running harder, longer. This will cause your utility bills to rise and it can unfavorably impact the life of your system. Built up grime and system neglect are two of the leading 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 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 increasing your indoor air quality give the team at GV Heating & Air a call at 763-535-2000.