Changing air filters regularly is essential to keeping your heating and air conditioning units working properly, and also maintaining good quality air in your home. Air filters should be changed regularly, but determining exactly when is the best time for changing air filters depends on a number of factors. Here is how to decide when your home HVAC air filters should be changed with the help of a professional from Robert B. Payne, Inc.
When to Change Air Filters
It is good general rule that air filters ought to be changed every three to six months. Even when the unit to which the air filter is attached is not in use, dirt and dust particles can collect in the filter, so even if you do not use your air conditioner during the cooler months of the year, or your heater during the summer, it is a good idea to plan to change your air filters before you begin using the unit for the season. Plan on changing air filters more frequently when the unit is in heavy use. If you are running your air conditioner or heater every day, it is good idea to plan to change the air filters at least every two to three months.
Others Factors to Consider
There are a few considerations that might affect how often you want to change your air filters. For example, people with dust allergies or anyone with a respiratory condition that is irritated by excess dust in the air will probably want to have their filters changed more frequently. Additionally, if you have a cat, dog or other pet that sheds hair, your air filter will probably become dirty more quickly and you may want to schedule an appointment to have it changed more often.
Improving your Fredericksburg air quality is easy when you set a proper schedule for changing air filters for your furnace or air conditioning unit. To get started, contact Robert B. Payne, Inc. at (540) 373-5876.