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Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters

October 05, 2016

One of the biggest parts of correct HVAC maintenance is changing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system running efficiently and is also a big part of increasing 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 developed cities. We spend a lot of our times in our homes, 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 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 greatest results.

The frequency you have to swap out your filter is settled 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 suggestion on how often to replace your filter as the recommendation depends on a variety of factors in your home.

A dirty filter may also mean your system has to run harder, longer. This will cause your utility bills to increase and it can unfavorably 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 entirely avoidable with annual maintenance, including regularly replacing your air filters.

Regularly replacing your air filter is a simple thing to do and also an easy thing to overlook. If it’s been a while since you’ve inspected 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 boosting your indoor air quality give the pros at PWA Heating & Cooling Inc a call at 815-410-1231.