How often do I need to clean/change my filter?
You should always double check your owner's manual for specific recommendations, but generally it's best to clean or change your filter once every 1-3 months. Regular cleaning/changing of your filter will
1. Ensure the best filtration. This is especially important during the summer when dust and allergens circulate.
2. Increase the life of your machine. Much like changing the oil in your car, making sure your filter is clean is critical for maintaining your system's health.
3. Save you money. If your filter gets restricted, your HVAC system will have to work harder to supply the same amount of air. Replacing your filter will conserve energy and save you money on your usage.
Maintaining your air filter is easy, and routine maintenance will keep you breathing easier. Most filters are easy to slide or swap out, and it's one of the few things you can do to maintain your system without the help of an HVAC specialist. However, it's important to check your owner's manual before performing any maintenance, and if you have any questions give us a call here at Service First Tradeworks (250) 832-5558 or (250) 675-3668.