Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters

One of the largest parts of proper HVAC maintenance is replacing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system operating efficiently and is also a huge 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 developed cities. We spend a lot of our times inside, so your air filter is on the front line for increasing indoor air quality. So what else do we need to realize when it comes to air filters?

Filter Replacement

The simple way to tell you out how often to exchange 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 greatest results.

The frequency you have to swap out 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 advice on how often to replace your filter as the recommendation depends on a number of factors in your home.

A filthy filter can also cause your system to run harder, longer. This will cause your utility bills to increase and it can unfavorably 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 completely avoidable with routine maintenance, including regularly replacing your air filters.

Regularly swapping out 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 cue. We are always here to help you breathe healthier and easier. If you have any questions about improving your indoor air quality give the experts at ACS Heating and Air Conditioning a call at 770-450-1539.

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