Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters

October 05, 2016

One of the most important parts of correct HVAC maintenance is replacing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system operating efficiently and is also a huge 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 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 understand when it comes to air filters?

Filter Replacement

The easy 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 take a look at your filter’s cleanliness every day, so a common rule is every 1-2 months for the greatest 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 frequently. Follow your filter provider’s recommendation on how often to replace your filter as the recommendation depends on a host of factors in your home.

A clogged filter can also result in your system running harder, longer. This will cause your monthly bills to increase and it can unfavorably 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 entirely avoidable with regular maintenance, including regularly changing 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 inspected 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 Dial One Mears Air Conditioning & Heating Inc a call at 602-832-7808.