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Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters

October 05, 2016

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 a big part of boosting 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 the majority of our times indoors, so your air filter is on the front line for increasing indoor air quality. So what else do we need to know 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 check 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 replace 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 swap out your filter more often. Follow your filter provider’s advice on how often to replace your filter as the suggestion depends on a host of factors in your home.

A clogged filter can also cause your system to run harder, longer. This will cause your energy bills to go up 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 completely avoidable with regular maintenance, including regularly swapping out your air filters.

Regularly swapping out your air filter is a simple thing to do and also an easy thing to overlook. If it’s been a while since you’ve checked the status of your filter, consider this post your cue. We are always here to help you breathe healthier and easier. If you have any questions about boosting your indoor air quality give the experts at Three Rivers Heating & Cooling a call at 503-213-4433.