Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters

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 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 the majority 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 know 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 take a look at 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 settled by a host of factors. If you have pets in your house or a lot of guests and occupants, you’ll need to change your filter more often. Follow your filter provider’s suggestion on how often to replace your filter as the suggestion depends on a host of factors in your home.

A filthy filter can also cause your system to run harder, longer. This will cause your energy bills to increase and it can adversely impact the life of your system. Built up grime and system neglect are two of the main causes of system failure. This system damage is totally avoidable with regular maintenance, including regularly replacing your air filters.

Regularly replacing 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 inspected 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 boosting your indoor air quality give the pros at Ilten's Incorporated a call at 319-208-3295.

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