Sometimes we’re asked what’s the number one thing that homeowner’s can do to ensure efficient functionality of their air conditioning and heating system between their seasonal maintenance? It’s a simple question with a simple answer; remember to change the heating and air conditioning air filter. Replacing furnace and return air filters is extremely important to the proper performance of your HVAC system, not to mention your home’s air quality. Research suggests that indoor air pollution is among the top five environmental health risks. You probably don’t consider it as you sit and watch TV, but this is the air you breathe every day and night. Changing the air filters is not a tough thing to do for most homeowners, but there are often two challenges found when completing this job:
- Knowing just how often to replace your furnace or air conditioner filter.
- Remembering to change air filters when needed.
When To Change Your Air Filters
- The type of air filter you are using
- The entire air quality of your home
- Pets – Dogs, cats, etc.
- The number of people in the home
- How much construction is taking place in the neighbourhood around your home
- Seldomly used home or single occupant homes without pets or allergies: Replace 6-12 months
- Common suburban home without pets: Replace every 90 days
- Homes with a dog or cat: Replace every 60 days
- Several pets or allergies: Replace every 30-45 days