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 huge part of improving and maintaining your indoor air quality. The EPA has shown that the air inside your home can be 2-5 times more polluted than the air in highly commercial cities. We spend the majority 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 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 take a look at your filter’s cleanliness every day, so a good rule of thumb is every 1-2 months for the greatest results.

The frequency you have to swap out your filter is settled by a number of factors. If you have pets in your house or a lot of guests and occupants, you’ll need to replace your filter more frequently. Follow your filter provider’s advice on how often to swap out your filter as the recommendation depends on a host of factors in your home.

A dirty filter may also result in your system running harder, longer. This will cause your monthly bills to increase and it can negatively 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 totally avoidable with annual maintenance, including regularly swapping out your air filters.

Regularly swapping out 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 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 pros at Kelley Mechanical a call at 859-209-3003.

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