Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters

One of the largest parts of correct HVAC maintenance is changing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system running efficiently and is also a huge part of boosting and maintaining your indoor air quality. The EPA has noted that the air inside your home can be 2-5 times more polluted than the air in highly industrialized cities. We spend a lot of our times in our homes, so your air filter is on the front line for improving indoor air quality. So what else do we need to understand when it comes to air filters?

Filter Replacement

The simple way to tell you out how often to change 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 swap out your filter is settled 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 regularly. Follow your filter provider’s suggestion on how often to replace your filter as the recommendation depends on a variety of factors in your home.

A clogged filter may also mean your system has to run harder, longer. This will cause your energy bills to go up and it can negatively impact the life of your system. Built up dust and system neglect are two of the leading causes of system failure. This system damage is completely avoidable with annual maintenance, including regularly replacing your air filters.

Regularly changing 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 improving your indoor air quality give the experts at Ambient Air a call at 520-201-3871.

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