One of the biggest parts of current HVAC maintenance is swapping out your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system operating efficiently and is also an important part of improving 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 commercial cities. We spend quite a bit 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 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 inspect your filter’s cleanliness every day, so a good rule of thumb is every 1-2 months for the highest results.
The frequency you have to exchange 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 frequently. Follow your filter provider’s advice on how often to replace your filter as the suggestion depends on a host of factors in your home.
A dirty filter may also result in your system running harder, longer. This will cause your utility bills to go up and it can adversely impact the life of your system. Built up dust and system neglect are two of the leading causes of system failure. This system damage is totally avoidable with annual maintenance, including regularly replacing your air filters.
Regularly swapping out your air filter is a basic thing to do and also an easy thing to forget about. 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 increasing your indoor air quality give the experts at All Seasons Comfort Systems Inc a call at 417-739-4606 or schedule an appointment with us online.