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 operating 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 developed cities. We spend quite a bit of our times inside, 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 easy 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 take a look at your filter’s cleanliness every day, so a common rule is every 1-2 months for the greatest results.

The frequency you have to replace your filter is settled 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 often. Follow your filter provider’s advice on how often to swap out your filter as the advice depends on a variety of factors in your home.

A dirty filter may also mean your system has to run harder, longer. This will cause your monthly bills to increase and it can negatively impact the life of your system. Built up grime and system neglect are two of the main causes of system failure. This system damage is entirely avoidable with routine maintenance, including regularly changing your air filters.

Regularly replacing 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 cue. We are always here to help you breathe healthier and easier. If you have any questions about boosting your indoor air quality give the pros at Innovative Mechanical, LLC a call at 770-726-7407.

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