According to the EPA, people spend about 90 percent of their time indoors. With so much time inside, it’s important to have excellent indoor air quality in your Pasco County home. However, many factors lower air quality. One of those is your air filter. If you aren’t sure when to replace your air filter, here are a few surefire signs you’re overdue.
Dust accumulates in your home naturally, but if you notice an inordinate amount, it’s a sign that your filter isn’t doing the job. When a filter becomes too dirty, it can’t filter out dust and particulates. Instead, the air pushes this debris into your air vents and throughout the home via the registers. Check near the registers to make sure that there’s not an unusual amount of dust. If you notice it even after replacing the filter, you may need a duct cleaning.
You Haven’t Replaced the Filter in Some Time
Most filters last from 30 to 90 days, depending on the quality. If you haven’t replaced the filter in three months, it’s definitely time to do so. The cheapest options are fiberglass, polyester, and pleated air filters.
Your Energy Bill Skyrockets
When your filter gets too dirty, air can’t freely pass from your HVAC system to the home. This causes your air conditioner or furnace to work overtime to produce the same, possibly lackluster, results. If you notice a huge uptick in your energy bills, it’s definitely time to take a look at that filter.
Changing an air filter is an easy task that takes only seconds. That’s why there’s no excuse for not replacing them. If you replace the filter and still notice high energy bills or dust in your home, it’s time to call the professionals of Senica Air Conditioning Inc. We’ll figure out what the problem is and fix it quickly and professionally. Contact us today at 866-881-5935.
Image provided by Shutterstock