Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters

October 05, 2016

One of the largest parts of proper HVAC maintenance is changing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system working efficiently and is also an important 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 industrialized cities. We spend a lot 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 know when it comes to air filters?

Filter Replacement

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 general rule is every 1-2 months for the greatest results.

The frequency you have to replace your filter is determined by a variety of factors. If you have pets in your house or a lot of guests and occupants, you’ll need to change your filter more regularly. 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 filthy filter may also cause your system to run harder, longer. This will cause your monthly bills to go up and it can unfavorably impact the life of your system. Built up dust and system neglect are two of the top causes of system failure. This system damage is entirely avoidable with routine maintenance, including regularly swapping out your air filters.

Regularly changing your air filter is an easy thing to do and also an easy thing to overlook. If it’s been a while since you’ve taken a look at 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 Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc a call at 727-369-6195.