Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters

October 05, 2016

One of the biggest parts of proper HVAC maintenance is changing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system operating 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 commercial cities. We spend a lot of our times in our homes, 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?

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 common rule is every 1-2 months for the highest results.

The frequency you have to replace your filter is settled by a host 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 recommendation on how often to replace your filter as the suggestion depends on a number of factors in your home.

A filthy filter will also cause your system to run harder, longer. This will cause your monthly bills to rise and it can unfavorably impact the life of your system. Built up grime and system neglect are two of the main causes of system failure. This system damage is entirely avoidable with annual maintenance, including regularly swapping out your air filters.

Regularly swapping out your air filter is a basic 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 reminder. We are always here to help you breathe healthier and easier. If you have any questions about boosting your indoor air quality give the pros at Winters Heating and Cooling a call at 317-406-5783.