As we start transitioning to our new, post-COVID “normal,” finding ways to protect your family’s health and safety is key. Believe it or not, your air filter can go a long way in doing just that.

In this month’s blog, the experts at New Berlin Heating & Air Conditioning break down how important replacing your filter is. Learn how often to change it and how doing so can keep you healthy below, then call us with all your questions and home comfort needs: 262-784-8889.

How Your Air Filter Can Stop You From Getting Sick

Believe it or not, the air inside your home is more polluted than outdoor air. In fact, the average home collects up to 40 pounds of dust, dander, and dirt every year just from daily living.

A home air filter can help prevent you from breathing all that in. As air flows through it, it catches all kinds of airborne contaminants—including certain viruses and bacteria. The better the filter, the better it is at keeping your air clean and your family healthier.

In short: these simple products balance home comfort and health efficiently and effectively.

Why Is It so Important to Replace a Filter?

The more pollutants your air filter traps, the dirtier it gets, making it harder for air to pass through. This blocked airflow can cause your furnace or AC to work overtime to push air through your home, leading to system breakdowns.

Clogged filters also have a harder time picking up airborne contaminants. With nowhere else to go, those pollutants will recirculate through the house, increasing your chances of breathing them in and getting sick.

With regular air filter replacement, you can ensure proper airflow, efficient home comfort system operation, and better overall health at home.

How Often Should You Replace Your Air Filter?

The answer depends on a few different factors, such as:

  • The type of filter you have
  • If you have pets
  • Someone in your house smokes

In general, replace standard one-inch home air filters every one to three months. If you use high-efficiency media filters, you can get away with swapping them out once every six to 12 months. Check them every few weeks to see if they need replacing more often.

Trust the New Berlin Heating Experts for Air Quality Help

If you have questions about your air filter or need help enhancing the quality of your indoor air, know that New Berlin Heating is here to help you. We believe in going the extra mile to help you breathe easier and feel better—now more than ever.

Our team can recommend filters and air quality systems that work with your heating and cooling system to protect your health and comfort year-round. Call us today for service at 262-784-8889 or contact us online.