Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters

One of the biggest parts of good HVAC maintenance is replacing 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 quite a bit of our times indoors, 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 most basic 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 best results.

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

A filthy filter can also mean your system has to run harder, longer. This will cause your utility bills to rise and it can adversely 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 changing your air filters.

Regularly replacing 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 reminder. We are always here to help you breathe healthier and easier. If you have any questions about improving your indoor air quality give the team at Gillman Heating and Air a call at 478-202-3076.

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