One of the largest parts of correct HVAC maintenance is replacing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system running efficiently and is also an important part of boosting 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 commercial cities. We spend quite a bit of our times indoors, 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 most basic 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 check your filter’s cleanliness every day, so a general rule is every 1-2 months for the greatest results.
The frequency you have to swap out your filter is settled 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 often. Follow your filter provider’s recommendation on how often to change your filter as the recommendation depends on a number of factors in your home.
A clogged filter may also cause your system to run harder, longer. This will cause your monthly bills to go up and it can unfavorably 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 completely avoidable with regular maintenance, including regularly replacing your air filters.
Regularly changing your air filter is a simple 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 prompt. We are always here to help you breathe healthier and easier. If you have any questions about improving your indoor air quality give the team at JTech Mechanical a call at 281-231-8768.