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How Often Should I Replace My Air Filters?

A common question between all homeowners is, “when should I change my air filters?” Knowing when exactly to change your air/furnace filters can be important not only to your HVAC unit, but to your health as well. However, there is not a concrete answer to this very common question. Below are some helpful tips to answer this question.

  1. Filters should be replaced monthly, and more frequently with excessive pet hair
  2. Highly recommend non-pleated filters
  3. Avoid listening to the packaging on your filters regarding when to replace. Many brands will lie to justify the high cost of their filters
  4. If allergies are a concern for you, you should invest in a central filtration system. Either:
  • Media
  • Electronic
  • Hybrid

Something to note here is that basic air/furnace filters are not engineered for allergies. They are created primarily for maintenance reduction and protecting your equipment from large particles. The benefit with having a central filtration system is that there are fewer filters (one central filtration method) and less frequent media filter replacement – about 6-12 months.

In conclusion, the best answer is to replace your filters at the very least once a month regardless of what your packaging tells you. If you have pets that shed often, replace even more frequently.

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