Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters

One of the biggest parts of good HVAC maintenance is swapping out your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system operating 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 in our homes, so your air filter is on the front line for improving indoor air quality. So what else do we need to understand when it comes to air filters?

Filter Replacement

The easy 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 general rule is every 1-2 months for the best results.

The frequency you have to swap out your filter is settled 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 often. Follow your filter provider’s suggestion on how often to swap out your filter as the advice depends on a variety of factors in your home.

A clogged filter will 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 grime and system neglect are two of the leading causes of system failure. This system damage is entirely avoidable with regular maintenance, including regularly changing your air filters.

Regularly replacing your air filter is an easy thing to do and also an easy thing to ignore. 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 improving your indoor air quality give the experts at Polar Air & Heating Inc a call at 702-623-0579.

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