Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters

October 05, 2016

One of the most important parts of good HVAC maintenance is replacing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system working 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 commercial cities. We spend quite a bit 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 swap 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 general rule is every 1-2 months for the greatest 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 change your filter more regularly. Follow your filter provider’s advice on how often to swap out your filter as the recommendation depends on a variety of factors in your home.

A clogged filter can also cause your system 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 completely avoidable with annual maintenance, including regularly changing your air filters.

Regularly swapping out your air filter is a basic thing to do and also an easy thing to forget about. If it’s been a while since you’ve taken a look at 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 improving your indoor air quality give the pros at American HVAC Inc a call at 916-243-6714.