One of the biggest parts of proper HVAC maintenance is swapping out your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system working efficiently and is also an important part of improving and maintaining your indoor air quality. The EPA has noted that the air inside your home can be 2-5 times more polluted than the air in highly developed cities. We spend the majority 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 realize 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 good rule of thumb is every 1-2 months for the greatest results.
The frequency you have to swap out your filter is settled by a number 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 recommendation on how often to replace your filter as the recommendation depends on a variety of factors in your home.
A filthy filter can also result in your system running harder, longer. This will cause your monthly bills to increase and it can adversely 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 entirely avoidable with regular 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 taken a look at 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 improving your indoor air quality give the team at MPC Heating & Cooling a call at 308-832-4321.