One of the biggest parts of correct HVAC maintenance is swapping out your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system working efficiently and is also an important 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 industrialized cities. We spend the majority of our times in our homes, so your air filter is on the front line for boosting 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 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 common rule is every 1-2 months for the best results.
The frequency you have to exchange your filter is decided by a host of factors. If you have pets in your house or a lot of guests and occupants, you’ll need to swap out your filter more regularly. Follow your filter provider’s suggestion on how often to change your filter as the suggestion depends on a host of factors in your home.
A clogged filter can also mean your system has to run harder, longer. This will cause your monthly bills to increase and it can adversely impact the life of your system. Built up dirt and system neglect are two of the main causes of system failure. This system damage is completely avoidable with regular maintenance, including regularly changing your air filters.
Regularly changing your air filter is a basic thing to do and also an easy thing to overlook. If it’s been a while since you’ve taken a look at 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 improving your indoor air quality give the experts at Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 760-784-9034.