One of the largest parts of proper HVAC maintenance is swapping out your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system working efficiently and is also an important 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 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 know 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 check your filter’s cleanliness every day, so a common rule is every 1-2 months for the greatest results.
The frequency you have to replace your filter is decided by a number of factors. If you have pets in your house or a lot of guests and occupants, you’ll need to replace your filter more regularly. Follow your filter provider’s suggestion on how often to change your filter as the advice depends on a variety of factors in your home.
A dirty filter will also mean your system has to run harder, longer. This will cause your energy bills to go up and it can negatively 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 entirely avoidable with routine maintenance, including regularly changing your air filters.
Regularly replacing your air filter is an easy thing to do and also an easy thing to overlook. 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 team at Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C. a call at 956-381-1162.