Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters

October 05, 2016

One of the largest parts of good HVAC maintenance is replacing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system running efficiently and is also an important part of increasing 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 industrialized cities. We spend quite a bit 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 realize when it comes to air filters?

Filter Replacement

The most basic way to tell you out how often to change 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 common rule is every 1-2 months for the greatest results.

The frequency you have to swap out your filter is decided by a number 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 frequently. Follow your filter provider’s suggestion on how often to change your filter as the suggestion depends on a number of factors in your home.

A clogged filter will also mean your system has to run harder, longer. This will cause your utility bills to go up 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 annual maintenance, including regularly replacing 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 inspected 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 boosting your indoor air quality give the experts at KDM Service Corporation a call at 205-208-8090.