Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters

Air Quality

One of the biggest parts of correct HVAC maintenance is changing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system operating efficiently and is also a big part of increasing 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 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 most basic 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 highest 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 swap out your filter more regularly. Follow your filter provider’s recommendation on how often to change your filter as the suggestion depends on a host of factors in your home.

A dirty filter may also result in your system running harder, longer. This will cause your monthly bills to increase 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 entirely avoidable with regular maintenance, including regularly changing your air filters.

Regularly swapping out your air filter is an easy thing to do and also an easy thing to ignore. 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 improving your indoor air quality give the experts at Boyles Mechanical LLC a call at 866-326-9537.

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