One of the biggest parts of correct HVAC maintenance is replacing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system operating efficiently and is also a huge part of increasing and maintaining your indoor air quality. The EPA has shown 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 boosting indoor air quality. So what else do we need to understand when it comes to air filters?
The most basic 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 check 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 exchange your filter is decided by a variety of factors. If you have pets in your house or a lot of guests and occupants, you’ll need to swap out your filter more regularly. Follow your filter provider’s advice on how often to change your filter as the advice depends on a host of factors in your home.
A clogged 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 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 ignore. If it’s been a while since you’ve inspected the status of your filter, consider this post your cue. We are always here to help you breathe healthier and easier. If you have any questions about increasing your indoor air quality give the team at Lycoming Heating Company a call at 570-244-2510.