Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters

One of the most important parts of good HVAC maintenance is swapping out your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system operating efficiently and is also a big part of boosting 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 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 easy 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 check your filter’s cleanliness every day, so a general rule is every 1-2 months for the highest 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 replace your filter more frequently. Follow your filter provider’s advice on how often to change your filter as the recommendation depends on a host of factors in your home.

A dirty filter will also mean your system has to run harder, longer. This will cause your utility bills to increase and it can negatively impact the life of your system. Built up dirt and system neglect are two of the top causes of system failure. This system damage is entirely avoidable with routine maintenance, including regularly changing your air filters.

Regularly changing 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 taken a look at 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 team at Gordon Air Conditioning a call at 850-250-0335.

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