One of the biggest parts of proper HVAC maintenance is replacing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system running efficiently and is also an important part of increasing 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 the majority of our times indoors, so your air filter is on the front line for increasing indoor air quality. So what else do we need to understand when it comes to air filters?
The most basic 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 take a look at your filter’s cleanliness every day, so a good rule of thumb is every 1-2 months for the greatest 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 change your filter more often. Follow your filter provider’s suggestion on how often to change your filter as the advice depends on a host of factors in your home.
A dirty filter will also result in your system running harder, longer. This will cause your monthly bills to go up and it can unfavorably impact the life of your system. Built up grime and system neglect are two of the top causes of system failure. This system damage is totally avoidable with annual maintenance, including regularly replacing your air filters.
Regularly replacing 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 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 experts at Vogts Heating & Air a call at 208-621-0129.