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Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters

October 05, 2016

One of the biggest parts of good HVAC maintenance is changing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system running efficiently and is also a huge part of increasing 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 developed cities. We spend quite a bit 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 understand when it comes to air filters?

Filter Replacement

The easy way to tell you out how often to swap 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 good rule of thumb 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 frequently. Follow your filter provider’s recommendation on how often to swap out your filter as the recommendation depends on a host of factors in your home.

A clogged filter will also cause your system to run harder, longer. This will cause your utility bills to increase and it can negatively impact the life of your system. Built up grime and system neglect are two of the leading causes of system failure. This system damage is completely 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 boosting your indoor air quality give the team at Discount Mechanical Heating & Plumbing Services a call at 907-202-9798.