Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters

One of the biggest parts of good 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 released 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 inside, 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 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 inspect 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 decided 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 regularly. Follow your filter provider’s suggestion on how often to replace your filter as the suggestion depends on a variety of factors in your home.

A clogged filter can also result in your system running harder, longer. This will cause your monthly bills to rise and it can unfavorably impact the life of your system. Built up dirt and system neglect are two of the top causes of system failure. This system damage is totally avoidable with annual maintenance, including regularly replacing your air filters.

Regularly swapping out your air filter is a basic thing to do and also an easy thing to overlook. If it’s been a while since you’ve taken a look at the status of your filter, consider this post your cue. We are always here to help you breathe healthier and easier. If you have any questions about increasing your indoor air quality give the team at Thurston Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 308-624-3485.

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