Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters

October 05, 2016

One of the most important parts of good HVAC maintenance is replacing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system running efficiently and is also a big 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 developed cities. We spend a lot of our times in our homes, 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 simple 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 replace 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 often. Follow your filter provider’s recommendation on how often to swap out your filter as the suggestion depends on a variety of factors in your home.

A clogged filter may also mean your system has to run harder, longer. This will cause your monthly bills to rise 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 entirely avoidable with annual maintenance, including regularly swapping out your air filters.

Regularly replacing your air filter is a basic thing to do and also an easy thing to ignore. If it’s been a while since you’ve checked the status of your filter, consider this post your reminder. We are always here to help you breathe healthier and easier. If you have any questions about improving your indoor air quality give the experts at Cool Power LLC a call at 631-246-4029.