One of the most important parts of correct HVAC maintenance is changing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system working efficiently and is also a huge 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 simple way to tell you out how often to change 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 good rule of thumb is every 1-2 months for the highest results.
The frequency you have to replace your filter is determined by a host of factors. If you have pets in your house or a lot of guests and occupants, you’ll need to change your filter more often. Follow your filter provider’s recommendation on how often to swap out your filter as the recommendation depends on a number of factors in your home.
A clogged filter can also cause your system to run harder, longer. This will cause your energy bills to go up and it can adversely impact the life of your system. Built up dirt and system neglect are two of the main causes of system failure. This system damage is completely avoidable with routine maintenance, including regularly changing your air filters.
Regularly swapping out your air filter is a simple thing to do and also an easy thing to overlook. If it’s been a while since you’ve inspected 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 improving your indoor air quality give the team at Mayeuxs AC & Heating a call at (985) 764-2426.