Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters

October 05, 2016

One of the biggest parts of correct HVAC maintenance is changing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system running 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 industrialized cities. We spend a lot 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 swap 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 general rule is every 1-2 months for the best results.

The frequency you have to exchange 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 swap out your filter more regularly. Follow your filter provider’s recommendation on how often to replace your filter as the recommendation depends on a host of factors in your home.

A clogged filter may also cause your system to run harder, longer. This will cause your monthly bills to increase and it can negatively 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 entirely avoidable with annual maintenance, including regularly replacing your air filters.

Regularly changing your air filter is a simple 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 boosting your indoor air quality give the team at Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 601-292-9763.