Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters

October 05, 2016

One of the largest parts of correct HVAC maintenance is replacing 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 released that the air inside your home can be 2-5 times more polluted than the air in highly commercial 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 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 general rule is every 1-2 months for the best results.

The frequency you have to replace your filter is determined by a number 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 often. Follow your filter provider’s advice on how often to replace your filter as the advice depends on a number of factors in your home.

A dirty filter can also mean your system has to run harder, longer. This will cause your utility bills to increase 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 totally avoidable with regular maintenance, including regularly changing your air filters.

Regularly changing your air filter is an easy thing to do and also an easy thing to forget about. If it’s been a while since you’ve checked 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 team at Bell Air Conditioning Inc. a call at 254-307-9572.