Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters

October 05, 2016

One of the biggest parts of good HVAC maintenance is replacing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system operating efficiently and is also an important part of improving 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 boosting indoor air quality. So what else do we need to understand when it comes to air filters?

Filter Replacement

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 inspect your filter’s cleanliness every day, so a good rule of thumb is every 1-2 months for the highest results.

The frequency you have to swap out your filter is determined by a number of factors. If you have pets in your house or a lot of guests and occupants, you’ll need to change your filter more often. Follow your filter provider’s advice on how often to replace your filter as the recommendation depends on a number of factors in your home.

A filthy filter can also result in your system running harder, longer. This will cause your monthly bills to increase and it can adversely 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 changing 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 checked the status of your filter, consider this post your prompt. 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 Forster Heating a call at 530-885-8081.