Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters

Air Quality

One of the biggest parts of corrent HVAC maintenance is changing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system operating efficiently and is also an important part of increasing 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 a lot of our times in our homes, so your air filter is on the front line for improving indoor air quality. So what else do we need to understand when it comes to air filters?

Filter Replacement

The simple 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 general rule is every 1-2 months for the best results.

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

A dirty filter can also cause your system to run 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 leading causes of system failure. This system damage is entirely avoidable with annual maintenance, including regularly changing your air filters.

Regularly changing your air filter is a simple thing to do and also an easy thing to ignore. 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 increasing your indoor air quality give the team at Total Comfort Solutions a call at 404-987-5502 or set up an appointment with us online.

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