Most likely, you know the importance of changing your HVAC filter regularly. However, not many people know how frequently or infrequently they should do it. If you wait too long, it can cause problems with the HVAC system. However, if you change it too soon, you could be wasting money and time. Here are three tips to consider when it comes to changing the HVAC filter:

Change More Often if You Have Allergies:

If you suffer from allergies, it’s best to change the filter more often since even just a little buildup of debris on the filter can be released into the air, making it less than clear from allergens. You will be much more comfortable in your own home if you change the filter every month. You should also consider replacing the filter with allergen-reducing filters that are made to trap more particles in the air. These are slightly more expensive, but they can significantly reduce how often you suffer from allergies throughout the year. 

Change More Often With Pets:

If you have pets in your home, you need to change the filter more often because pet fur will clog it more easily. If you only have one pet, you can get away with changing the filter every month. However, if you have multiple pets, you’re going to want to change the filter every couple of weeks. To make this more affordable for you, you should consider the cheapest filter option. This way, you can continue to change it every couple of weeks without worrying about cost, which is important to avoid costly repairs that come from having a clogged filter. 

Change the Filter According to Manufacturer Instructions:

When it comes to changing the filter, you should do it according to the manufacturer’s instructions if you don’t have allergies or pets that will make you have to change it more often. This is usually every three months. Be sure to talk to the professionals about this so that you are changing it at the right time. And always be sure that you are purchasing filters that are recommended for your type of HVAC system. 

When you follow these three tips, you can be sure that you avoid problems that come with a clogged filter in the future. You can also be sure that the air quality in your home does not become worse when you use the HVAC system. For more information, speak with an HVAC company like Bishop Plumbing, Heating and Cooling.