One of the biggest parts of good HVAC maintenance is swapping out your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system running efficiently and is also an important part of improving and maintaining your indoor air quality. The EPA has noted that the air inside your home can be 2-5 times more polluted than the air in highly developed cities. We spend quite a bit of our times inside, so your air filter is on the front line for improving indoor air quality. So what else do we need to understand when it comes to air filters?
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 common rule is every 1-2 months for the highest results.
The frequency you have to exchange your filter is decided by a variety of factors. If you have pets in your house or a lot of guests and occupants, you’ll need to change your filter more often. Follow your filter provider’s recommendation on how often to change your filter as the suggestion depends on a variety of factors in your home.
A clogged filter will also mean your system has to run harder, longer. This will cause your monthly bills to rise and it can unfavorably impact the life of your system. Built up dust and system neglect are two of the leading causes of system failure. This system damage is completely 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 checked 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 boosting your indoor air quality give the pros at Cool Air Solutions a call at 951-299-9853.