Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters

One of the biggest parts of proper HVAC maintenance is changing 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 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 improving indoor air quality. So what else do we need to understand when it comes to air filters?

Filter Replacement

The simple way to tell you out how often to change your filter would be, whenever it’s dirty. Of course, we don’t want you to have to check 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 decided 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 regularly. Follow your filter provider’s recommendation on how often to swap out your filter as the advice depends on a number of factors in your home.

A clogged filter will also result in your system running harder, longer. This will cause your utility bills to rise and it can adversely 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 totally avoidable with annual maintenance, including regularly replacing your air filters.

Regularly replacing 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 taken a look at 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 boosting your indoor air quality give the experts at Stieferman Heating Company Inc a call at 573-203-3908.

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