Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters

October 05, 2016

One of the most important parts of proper HVAC maintenance is replacing 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 shown that the air inside your home can be 2-5 times more polluted than the air in highly developed cities. We spend quite a bit of our times indoors, so your air filter is on the front line for increasing indoor air quality. So what else do we need to realize when it comes to air filters?

Filter Replacement

The easy 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 replace your filter is determined 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 frequently. Follow your filter provider’s advice on how often to replace your filter as the suggestion depends on a host of factors in your home.

A filthy filter will also result in your system running harder, longer. This will cause your energy bills to rise and it can negatively 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 swapping out your air filters.

Regularly changing 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 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 team at Farris Heating & Air a call at 918-534-8194.