The air filters in your home HVAC system are an important component of indoor air quality. They help clean your indoor air by removing particles such as dust, dirt, pollen, hair, and fibers from the air moving through your HVAC system. Air filters should be checked monthly and changed when they get dirty. Here are a few suggestions you can use to help you remember to change your air filters.
- Install a filter change indicator — These devices react to pressure differences in the airflow of your HVAC system. As air filters get dirty, the pressure will decrease and move a needle on the indicator. When the needle reaches the “red zone” on the indicator, it’s time to change the filters.
- Make filter changes part of your routine — Most people have a monthly routine involving activities that are repeated every month. Include air filter checks and changes as part of that routine. For example, use paying your rent or electric bill as a reminder to check your HVAC system air filters.
- Set a monthly alarm — If you have a smartphone, tablet, or other type of smart device or computer, set a monthly alarm on the device that will go off when it’s time to check the filters.
- Mark filters as a reminder — When you buy a new box of filters, open the box immediately and mark each filter with the month when the filter should be changed. This will not only help you remember filter changes but will let you know if a filter has been in your HVAC system too long.
- Store filters conspicuously — Don’t put your supply of filters in a closet or somewhere they won’t be seen. Don’t make them an obstacle, but keep them out where you will notice them regularly and, when you see them, be reminded that you should check the filters.
Powers Heating and Air serves the heating and cooling needs of Peachtree City and the surrounding communities. Contact us today for more information on the importance of air filter changes and for a selection of air filters that will meet your needs.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Peachtree City, Georgia and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about remembering to change your air filter and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 770-487-2040.
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