Anything that is running consistently requires a good amount of maintenance. We pay copious amounts of attention to our cars, taking them in monthly for service and maintenance; our home’s HVAC system deserves the same attention! While you obviously cannot take your HVAC system out for maintenance, there are steps you can take as a homeowner to ensure that your HVAC system is running smoothly and efficiently. One of the most important things you can do for your HVAC system is to regularly check and maintain the air filter. So many homeowners slack on this maintenance step, keeping your filter clean and in check has a multitude of benefits for your home including a better functioning HVAC system, lower energy consumption, and better air quality. Not every home is the same, there are a couple factors that influence just how often you should check and replace your home’s HVAC filter!

Are You A Pet Owner?

We all love our pets, cats and dogs do so much daily to bring love and joy to the entire family. However, they certainly do not bring love and joy to your HVAC filter; pets tend to shed a copious amount and this excess fur and dander can get stuck in your home’s air filter. Pet shedding is worst at the turn of the seasons; if you have pets do your best to check your air filter every two months. Make sure you also check it again at the start of spring and fall!

Young Children or Allergies

Young children and those with allergies are especially vulnerable to bad indoor air quality. Studies have shown that indoor air quality can actually be worse than the outdoor air! Check your air filter every 2-3 months to make sure that there aren’t any detrimental effects on your family members!

This post was written by Chad Merk, HVAC expert and owner of Florida Climate Worx! Providing quality HVAC services to the people of Tampa Bay for years now, our technicians pay great attention to detail when it comes to providing you with the best Clearwater air conditioning service! Our technicians pull out all the stops when it comes to providing you the best quality in the industry!