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Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters

One of the largest parts of corrent HVAC maintenance is replacing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system running efficiently and is also an important 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 industrialized cities. We spend a lot of our times inside, so your air filter is on the front line for increasing 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 change 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 good rule of thumb is every 1-2 months for the highest results.

The frequency you have to swap out your filter is decided by a host of factors. If you have pets in your house or a lot of guests and occupants, you’ll need to replace your filter more often. Follow your filter provider’s suggestion on how often to change your filter as the suggestion depends on a number of factors in your home.

A clogged filter may also result in your system running harder, longer. This will cause your energy bills to increase and it can negatively impact the life of your system. Built up dust and system neglect are two of the top causes of system failure. This system damage is entirely avoidable with annual maintenance, including regularly replacing 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 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 WM J Kraus & Son a call at 319-524-3714 or set up an appointment with us online.