Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters

One of the most important parts of proper HVAC maintenance is replacing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system running efficiently and is also an important 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 increasing 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 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 host 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 change your filter as the recommendation depends on a number of factors in your home.

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

Regularly swapping out your air filter is a simple thing to do and also an easy thing to forget about. 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 increasing your indoor air quality give the experts at Durable Service a call at 308-995-8177.

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