How often should you change your home air filter?

“How often should I change my home air filter?” Clients ask us this every day. While it is a great question, we have another question to answer first.

Why should you change your home air filter?

During the winter and summer months, your home’s heating and cooling system is constantly moving air through the vents to either heat or cool your home. One often overlooked component of your heating & cooling system is the filter.

Your home air filter removes particles from the air that you and your family breathes. The type of filter you have will determine the size of particles that are removed. Common filtered particles include dust, lint, pollen, pet dander, smoke, and microscopic allergens. 

Changing your air filter on a regularly is one of the most important things a homeowner can do to keep your system running in top shape. A clogged filter will cause the air quality in your home to decrease. Additionally it will place extra strain on your equipment. This added strain could cause your equipment to fail earlier than it normally would. A heating system check from Meyer & Depew can help avoid filter issues before they happen.

How often should you change your home air filter?

Experts recommend changing your filter every 30-60 days, but this number could change based on a few factors:

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Allergies
  • Number of family members
  • Type of filter being used
  • Air pollution around the home

The easiest way to know when you should change your filter is to simply check it and see if it looks dirty.

Still experience odors or allergies?

At Meyer & Depew, we offer everything from basic air filtration solutions to hospital grade air purification systems. These can can destroy airborne bacteria, viruses, and mold from your home. These systems can help relieve allergy symptoms and keep you and your family breathing easy in your home. If you are interested in learning more about cleaner air, look to our Air purification systems or call us at 908-272-2100.

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