Air filters are a central part of your HVAC unit. All of the air handled through your HVAC system must be passed through your air filter first.
Your air filter catches debris, dust, dander, mold, etc. Over time, your air filter becomes more dense. If you don’t regularly change your air filter, the air cannot pass through properly.
Air filters are the first line of defense against pollen, dust, and other allergens that can potentially cause severe health damage to you and your family. In addition, failing to change your air filter can cause extensive damage to your AC system. It’s important to regularly change your air filter to ensure the longevity of your system, prevent unnecessary damage, and ensure your air is clean and healthy.
The simple answer to “how often should I change my air filter?” is every 1.5-2 months. If you have allergies, you should change your air filter once a month.
How often to change your air filter depends on if your air filter is pleated or non-pleated.
Pleated Air Filter vs Non-Pleated Air Filter:
“I have a pleated air filter.” If you have a pleated air filter, you should change your pleated air filter every 1.5-3 months.
“I have a non-pleated air filter.” If you have a non-pleated air filter, you may have lower energy costs, but you will need to change them more often. You should change your non-pleated air filter every 1-2 months.
“I have an average home without pets”— every 3 months
“I have an average home with pets”— every 2 months
“I have a home with allergies and pets”— every month
“I own a vacation home”— one or two times a year
If you don’t change your air filter, your HVAC has to work harder, which causes you to spend more money and energy, plus your HVAC’s lifespan decreases. In addition, it can cause health problems.
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