The last thing that you want in your home is dust and grime, and your HVAC system is key to protecting your household from airborne pollutants. Filters are your first line of defense against particulates, bacteria and allergens. Whether you’re an HVAC maintenance pro or a beginner, understanding your filter makes a huge difference in the quality of your indoor comfort.
When you’re looking to get out of the Austin heat, you shouldn’t have to go home to an inefficient and groggy HVAC system. This is why at Champion AC & Plumbing, we pride ourselves in bringing reliable home services to Austin families. Changing your HVAC filter can be a daunting task, but it’s an important part of improving your indoor air quality and extending the life of your AC and heater.
The Quality Of Your Air Filters
While it may not seem like a huge difference, finding the filter that worlds best for you will vary widely based on quality. HEPA filters, for example, can help those who have serious seasonal allergies or if you live with pets or family members who smoke. If you’re wondering when the best time is to replace your air filter, remember that every household if different, so make sure to check on the state of your filter monthly.
For average households, our team recommends you change your filter once a quarter – every three months. There are some high-quality filters on the market that require replacement every 6-12 months. Depending on your indoor air quality and other environmental factors, the frequency will vary from house to house.
Improving Your Indoor Air Quality
Indoor air quality has a huge effect on all our lives, whether we realize it or not. For those living in the South, it’s clear when allergy season comes around. Since allergies and pollen are a consistent problem here in Austin, it may be a good idea to invest in a high-quality air filter. Also, for those with severe allergies and asthma, it’s best to change your filters more often.
Another factor that affects indoor air quality is the presence of animals in your home. If you have a furry friend, you should change your filters more often to account for the extra hair, dust and dander in the air. If you have pets or allergies, it’s best to change your filter every two months instead of every three months.
The Size Of Your Home
While the size of your home doesn’t seem like it has a big effect on your air conditioning, the size of your house has a lot to do with how often you’ll need to change your filter. If you have to constantly run your AC or heater due to the larger size of your home, you will have to change your air filter much more often than someone with a small house. An HVAC system in a larger home forces more air through a filter than in a smaller house – which leads to dirty filters in less time.
For smaller homes, you will likely be comfortable changing your filter every few months. This is because you will be using your air conditioning and heating system less!
Call Today For Quality Home Air Filters!
There are a lot of different ways you can change a filter, but doing it just right can make a massive change in what your home’s indoor air quality feels like. At Champion AC & Plumbing, we pride ourselves in educating our customers about reliable AC repair, installation and other home services.
Our team of HVAC and plumbing professionals is here to assist you with any home service needs, whether that is changing your air filters or installing a completely new unit altogether! Call today for friendly, professional service that puts your comfort first.
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