Maintaining good indoor air quality in your Mukwonago home is a must for both your comfort and your health. The easiest way to care for yours? Change your air filter on a regular basis. The pros at Martens Plumbing & Heating are here to break down everything air filter-related below—call 262-363-7146 with questions.
The Importance of an Air Filter in Your Home
You may not be able to see them, but contaminants like dust, dirt, and even viruses and bacteria float through your home every day. In fact, without any air quality solutions, your indoor air could be up to five times more polluted than the air outside.
That’s where an air filter comes in. It works alongside your heating and cooling systems to capture those pollutants, removing them from circulation. That means fewer chances you have to breathe in those contaminants and get sick.
Why You Need to Change Your Air Filter
A filter goes a long way toward creating a safe, clean environment. But over time, those pollutants can build up within the filter’s fibers. Not only does that make it harder to catch all that dirt and dust, but it can also block airflow and cause problems for your heating and cooling systems.
At Martens Plumbing, we recommend an HVAC filter change every one to three months for best results across the house. Or, if you have a high-efficiency air filter, you can replace it every six to 12 months.
How to Replace the Air Filter in Your Home
Changing your air filter can be done in a few simple steps:
- First, find the right size filter at your local home improvement store and stock up on them—you can find the measurements on your current filter.
- In your home, find where your filter is installed. Most commonly, this is right next to your furnace, but if you have a wall unit, you can find it behind your vent cover.
- Simply slide out the current filter and put in your new one—make sure the arrows point toward your heating and cooling systems.
- Sit back and enjoy cleaner air.
Need Home Air Filter Replacement Help? Trust Martens Plumbing
Whether you need to change your air filter or are looking for more heavy-duty air solutions like purifiers, Martens Plumbing can help. All you have to do is contact us online or give us a call: 262-363-7146.