Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters

Air Quality

One of the most important parts of proper HVAC maintenance is swapping out your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system working efficiently and is also a huge 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 developed 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 know when it comes to air filters?

Filter Replacement

The most basic 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 inspect your filter’s cleanliness every day, so a common rule is every 1-2 months for the best results.

The frequency you have to replace 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 replace your filter more regularly. Follow your filter provider’s advice on how often to change your filter as the advice depends on a variety 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 rise and it can adversely impact the life of your system. Built up dirt and system neglect are two of the leading causes of system failure. This system damage is completely avoidable with annual maintenance, including regularly swapping out your air filters.

Regularly replacing your air filter is a simple thing to do and also an easy thing to ignore. 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 team at Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating a call at 641-628-3621.

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