One of the biggest parts of good HVAC maintenance is swapping out your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system running efficiently and is also an important part of improving 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 quite a bit 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 exchange 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 common rule is every 1-2 months for the best results.
The frequency you have to swap out your filter is decided 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 often. Follow your filter provider’s suggestion on how often to replace your filter as the recommendation depends on a host of factors in your home.
A clogged filter may also cause your system to run harder, longer. This will cause your energy bills to rise and it can negatively 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 entirely avoidable with regular maintenance, including regularly replacing your air filters.
Regularly replacing your air filter is a basic thing to do and also an easy thing to ignore. 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 increasing your indoor air quality give the team at Lanz Furnace and Fireplace a call at 608-291-3606.