Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters

Air Quality

One of the biggest parts of proper HVAC maintenance is replacing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system working efficiently and is also a huge 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 developed cities. We spend the majority of our times in our homes, so your air filter is on the front line for increasing 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 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 best results.

The frequency you have to exchange 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 suggestion on how often to swap out 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 monthly bills to rise 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 completely avoidable with routine maintenance, including regularly replacing your air filters.

Regularly changing your air filter is an easy thing to do and also an easy thing to overlook. If it’s been a while since you’ve taken a look at the status of your filter, consider this post your cue. We are always here to help you breathe healthier and easier. If you have any questions about increasing your indoor air quality give the pros at McCune Heating & Cooling a call at 316-733-9123 or arrange an appointment with us online.

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