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Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters

One of the biggest parts of corrent HVAC maintenance is changing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system running efficiently and is also an important part of improving 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 quite a bit 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 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 general rule is every 1-2 months for the highest results.

The frequency you have to swap out your filter is settled by a number 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 recommendation on how often to replace your filter as the recommendation depends on a host of factors in your home.

A clogged filter will also cause your system to run harder, longer. This will cause your monthly bills to go up and it can negatively impact the life of your system. Built up dust and system neglect are two of the leading causes of system failure. This system damage is entirely avoidable with annual maintenance, including regularly swapping out 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 checked 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 iTemp Heating and Air Conditioning a call at 773-704-0640 or set up an appointment with us online.