When it comes to changing your air filter it can be more complicated than you may have realized. While a lot of experts suggest at least once a year, it actually depends on your specific situation. Integrity Heating and Air Conditioning have devised this guide to help you determine when you need to change the air filter in your HVAC system. With two decades of experience as HVAC contractors helping our customers with their HVAC needs in Brewster, New York, and the surrounding area, we are always happy to help you! Contact us today to learn more.
How Often Should You Change Your Filters?
Single Person Home
If the filter is in a rarely used vacation home or if you live alone with no pets, you have to change your HVAC filter the least. Because there isn’t a lot of pet dander and there aren’t any other people you have to worry about, you only have to change your air filters every 6 to 12 months.
If you and your family don’t have pets, that doesn’t mean you don’t have to change your air filter regularly. In the regular hustle-and-bustle of family life, families can generate a lot of dirt and grime that get caught in air filters. That's why you’ll need to change your filter every 90 days.
A Single Pet
Just a single pet in the home can have a significant impact on your air quality. With dander and fur being tossed into the air by your furry friend, these things get stuck in your filter and clog up your filter. That is why it is key to change your filter every 60 days to keep your air clean.
If you have multiple pets you may need to change your filter fairly often. This is especially necessary if you have allergies. A dirty filter can push allergens around and make you and your family uncomfortable. In this situation, you’d want to change them often every 20 to 45 days.
So as one can see, changing your air filter depends on the situation in your home. If you want to improve your air quality, contact the HVAC contractors at Integrity Heating and Air Conditioning to change your filter or take care of any of your other HVAC needs. Visit our website to browse our services and get started now!