Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters

One of the largest parts of good HVAC maintenance is swapping out your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system running efficiently and is also a big 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 industrialized cities. We spend a lot of our times inside, 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 easy 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 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 often. Follow your filter provider’s advice on how often to swap out your filter as the advice depends on a host of factors in your home.

A filthy filter will also result in your system running harder, longer. This will cause your utility bills to rise and it can unfavorably impact the life of your system. Built up dust and system neglect are two of the main causes of system failure. This system damage is completely avoidable with annual maintenance, including regularly changing your air filters.

Regularly changing 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 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 increasing your indoor air quality give the pros at True Home Heating and Air Conditioning a call at 949-258-7259.

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