One of the largest parts of correct HVAC maintenance is changing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system working efficiently and is also a big part of improving 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 developed cities. We spend a lot of our times indoors, 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 easy 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 check 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 swap out your filter is determined 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 frequently. Follow your filter provider’s suggestion on how often to replace your filter as the recommendation depends on a number of factors in your home.
A clogged filter can also cause your system to run harder, longer. This will cause your monthly bills to go up and it can unfavorably impact the life of your system. Built up dirt and system neglect are two of the top causes of system failure. This system damage is totally avoidable with annual maintenance, including regularly swapping out your air filters.
Regularly changing 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 reminder. 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 James Heating & A/C, Inc a call at 336-853-6070.