One of the largest parts of correct HVAC maintenance is changing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system operating efficiently and is also an important part of boosting 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 quite a bit 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 understand when it comes to air filters?
The simple 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 take a look at 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 variety of factors. If you have pets in your house or a lot of guests and occupants, you’ll need to replace your filter more regularly. Follow your filter provider’s recommendation on how often to replace your filter as the recommendation depends on a number of factors in your home.
A dirty filter will also mean your system has to run harder, longer. This will cause your monthly bills to increase 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 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 cue. We are always here to help you breathe healthier and easier. If you have any questions about improving your indoor air quality give the pros at Contra Costa Heating & AC a call at 510-343-9841.