Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters

One of the biggest parts of proper HVAC maintenance is swapping out your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system working efficiently and is also an important 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 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 know 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 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 swap out your filter more often. Follow your filter provider’s suggestion on how often to replace your filter as the recommendation depends on a number of factors in your home.

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

Regularly swapping out 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 taken a look at 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 improving your indoor air quality give the experts at Cronin-Verheul Heating & A/C Ltd a call at 519-664-0600.

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