Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters

One of the most important parts of correct HVAC maintenance is swapping out 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 released 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 indoors, so your air filter is on the front line for improving 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 good rule of thumb is every 1-2 months for the best 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 replace your filter more often. Follow your filter provider’s advice on how often to swap out your filter as the suggestion depends on a number of factors in your home.

A dirty filter will also result in your system running harder, longer. This will cause your energy bills to go up and it can unfavorably impact the life of your system. Built up dirt and system neglect are two of the top causes of system failure. This system damage is totally avoidable with regular maintenance, including regularly replacing your air filters.

Regularly swapping out your air filter is a basic thing to do and also an easy thing to overlook. 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 Herman Allen Plumbing, Heating & Cooling a call at 804-302-6657.

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