One of the most important parts of correct HVAC maintenance is swapping out your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system working efficiently and is also a big 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 the majority 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 realize when it comes to air filters?
The simple 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 general rule is every 1-2 months for the best results.
The frequency you have to replace your filter is settled by a variety 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 suggestion on how often to change your filter as the recommendation depends on a number of factors in your home.
A dirty filter may 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 dust and system neglect are two of the leading causes of system failure. This system damage is totally avoidable with regular maintenance, including regularly swapping out your air filters.
Regularly changing your air filter is a simple 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 prompt. 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 Airmax Long Island Inc a call at 631-737-5566.