Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters

Air Quality

One of the most important parts of correct HVAC maintenance is replacing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system working efficiently and is also a big part of increasing 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 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 understand 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 check 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 replace your filter is settled by a number of factors. If you have pets in your house or a lot of guests and occupants, you’ll need to replace your filter more often. Follow your filter provider’s suggestion on how often to change your filter as the suggestion 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 utility bills to rise 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 completely avoidable with annual maintenance, including regularly replacing your air filters.

Regularly changing your air filter is an easy thing to do and also an easy thing to overlook. 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 pros at Central Heating & Plumbing a call at 724-658-7111.

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