One of the largest parts of good HVAC maintenance is replacing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system operating efficiently and is also a big 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 the majority 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 understand when it comes to air filters?
The easy 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 inspect your filter’s cleanliness every day, so a general rule is every 1-2 months for the highest results.
The frequency you have to swap out your filter is determined by a host of factors. If you have pets in your house or a lot of guests and occupants, you’ll need to replace your filter more frequently. Follow your filter provider’s advice on how often to change your filter as the recommendation depends on a number of factors in your home.
A clogged filter will also result in your system running harder, longer. This will cause your utility bills to rise and it can adversely 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 completely avoidable with annual maintenance, including regularly changing your air filters.
Regularly changing your air filter is an easy 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 pros at Taylor's Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 519-296-4437.