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Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters

One of the most important parts of good HVAC maintenance is replacing 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 released 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 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 change 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 general rule is every 1-2 months for the highest results.

The frequency you have to swap out your filter is determined 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 regularly. Follow your filter provider’s suggestion on how often to replace your filter as the advice depends on a host of factors in your home.

A dirty filter can also result in your system running harder, longer. This will cause your utility bills to increase and it can unfavorably impact the life of your system. Built up grime and system neglect are two of the leading causes of system failure. This system damage is totally avoidable with annual 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 reminder. 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 Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC a call at 513-275-3601 or arrange an appointment with us online.