Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters

Air Quality

One of the most important parts of good HVAC maintenance is swapping out your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system working efficiently and is also a huge 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 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 good rule of thumb is every 1-2 months for the greatest results.

The frequency you have to swap out 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 replace your filter more often. Follow your filter provider’s recommendation on how often to change your filter as the recommendation depends on a variety of factors in your home.

A filthy filter may also cause your system to run harder, longer. This will cause your monthly bills to increase and it can unfavorably 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 totally avoidable with routine maintenance, including regularly replacing your air filters.

Regularly swapping out your air filter is an easy thing to do and also an easy thing to ignore. 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 increasing your indoor air quality give the experts at Speedy Air Conditioning a call at 239-596-2645.

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