Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters

One of the largest parts of proper HVAC maintenance is changing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system working efficiently and is also a huge part of improving 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 commercial cities. We spend a lot 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 swap 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 best results.

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

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

Regularly swapping out your air filter is an easy 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 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 pros at KDM Service Corporation a call at 205-208-8090.

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