Air Filter Maintenance
How often to change your air filters can depend on the following:
•The type of air filter you are using
•The overall indoor air quality
•How many pets are in the home
•The number of people occupying the home, and
•The level of air pollution and construction around the home
For basic air filter maintenance, manufacturers usually direct you to change them every 30-60 days. If you suffer from light to moderate allergies, you could upgrade the air filter or change them even more often. Or, if you're in a more remote area or less occupied home (like a vacation home) and there are fewer cars around, annually may be often enough.
Here are averages that might help you know how often you should change the air filter at home:
•Vacation home or single occupant and no pets or allergies: every 6-12 months
•Average suburban home without pets: every 90 days
•Add a dog or cat: every 60 days
•Add more than one pet or anyone has allergies: 20-45 days
Be sure write the date on your air filter with a sharpie so you know how long the filter was in use. A good way to help being reminded is to set up a calendar event in your smart phone. You can set the trigger to remind you at any interval (60,90,180 days) when it is time for replacement.
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