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Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters

One of the biggest parts of corrent 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 shown that the air inside your home can be 2-5 times more polluted than the air in highly developed cities. We spend the majority of our times inside, so your air filter is on the front line for improving 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 swap 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 greatest 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 frequently. Follow your filter provider’s recommendation on how often to replace your filter as the recommendation depends on a host of factors in your home.

A filthy filter will also result in your system running harder, longer. This will cause your energy bills to go up 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 completely 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 overlook. 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 improving your indoor air quality give the pros at Ilten's Incorporated a call at 319-363-0283 or set up an appointment with us online.