Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters

October 05, 2016

One of the largest parts of good HVAC maintenance is swapping out your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system running efficiently and is also an important part of improving 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 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 realize when it comes to air filters?

Filter Replacement

The easy 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 good rule of thumb is every 1-2 months for the best results.

The frequency you have to exchange your filter is decided by a variety of factors. If you have pets in your house or a lot of guests and occupants, you’ll need to replace your filter more frequently. Follow your filter provider’s suggestion on how often to swap out your filter as the advice depends on a host of factors in your home.

A dirty filter will 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 dust and system neglect are two of the main causes of system failure. This system damage is totally avoidable with routine maintenance, including regularly swapping out 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 inspected 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 pros at Davis Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 540-369-3790.