Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters

Air Quality

One of the biggest parts of proper HVAC maintenance is swapping out your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system running efficiently and is also a big part of boosting 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 quite a bit of our times in our homes, 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 check your filter’s cleanliness every day, so a good rule of thumb is every 1-2 months for the highest results.

The frequency you have to replace 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 regularly. Follow your filter provider’s advice on how often to change your filter as the suggestion depends on a number of factors in your home.

A clogged filter can also result in your system running harder, longer. This will cause your utility bills to rise and it can unfavorably impact the life of your system. Built up dirt and system neglect are two of the top causes of system failure. This system damage is totally avoidable with routine maintenance, including regularly swapping out your air filters.

Regularly changing your air filter is a basic 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 team at White Mechanical, Inc. a call at 949-284-6382 or set up an appointment with us online.

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