Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters

One of the largest parts of proper HVAC maintenance is changing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system working 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 industrialized cities. We spend the majority 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 know when it comes to air filters?

Filter Replacement

The most basic 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 inspect 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 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 regularly. Follow your filter provider’s recommendation on how often to replace your filter as the suggestion depends on a number of factors in your home.

A clogged filter will also cause your system to run harder, longer. This will cause your energy bills to rise and it can adversely impact the life of your system. Built up dust and system neglect are two of the top causes of system failure. This system damage is completely avoidable with regular maintenance, including regularly changing your air filters.

Regularly swapping out your air filter is a basic thing to do and also an easy thing to ignore. If it’s been a while since you’ve taken a look at 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 team at McNatt Inc a call at 361-247-0605.

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