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How Often Should Air Filters Be Replaced?

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While replacing the air filter may seem like a relatively simple task, it can do a world of good for your HVAC system. Replacing the air filter doesn’t take long; however, many homeowners still forget to complete this essential HVAC maintenance step.

As time goes on, your HVAC system’s air filter will only become more clogged with dirt, dust, and other debris that has been floating around your home. You must replace air filters once they’ve reached their maximum lifespan so that you can preserve fresh and clean air in every room of the house.

How Often Should I Replace the Air Filter?

Generally speaking, for less expensive filters, most should be replaced once they’ve passed the 30-day mark. Quality filters may be more expensive, but they can last as long as 6 months depending on use and household activities. Pleated air filters and furnace filters should be swapped every 90 days to ensure maximum HVAC system efficiency. Remember: the longer you go without a replacement, the more clogged your air filter will become.

Should I Replace the Air Filter More Frequently?

Waiting 90 days to replace the air filter isn’t an option for some households. In some cases, more frequent replacements may be necessary.

Homes With Allergies or Respiratory Conditions

If you or a loved one suffers from allergies, asthma, or any other respiratory conditions, it’s incredibly beneficial to replace air filters frequently. Let your HVAC system work for you to remove airborne allergens and restore comfort to your home!

Homes With Pets

We adore our furry friends! However, their fur and dander can have a more significant impact on indoor air quality than you may think. During transitory months, our pets can shed more than they have in other months, so it’s essential to stay up to date with filter replacements!

Earnhardt Heating & Cooling, Inc.’s team of experts is prepared to restore peace, comfort, and improved indoor air quality to your home! Call us today at (336) 814-2613 or fill out our online contact form, and we’ll be happy to assist you.