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 running efficiently and is also a big 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 the majority 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 realize when it comes to air filters?

Filter Replacement

The simple way to tell you out how often to swap 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 common rule is every 1-2 months for the greatest results.

The frequency you have to replace your filter is determined by a number of factors. If you have pets in your house or a lot of guests and occupants, you’ll need to replace your filter more frequently. Follow your filter provider’s recommendation on how often to swap out your filter as the recommendation depends on a host of factors in your home.

A dirty filter may also result in your system running harder, longer. This will cause your monthly bills to rise and it can adversely impact the life of your system. Built up grime and system neglect are two of the top causes of system failure. This system damage is totally avoidable with routine maintenance, including regularly changing your air filters.

Regularly replacing 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 checked 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 increasing your indoor air quality give the pros at Precision Mechanical a call at 605-206-3766.