It's no secret that a damaged air filter can cause a lot of damage to internal engine parts, such as cylinders and pistons, which can be very costly to repair. That's why it's so important to replace your air filter regularly. The general consensus is that you should replace your home's air filter every 3 months or 90 days. But why is it so important to replace your air filter? A clogged filter will lead to increased operating costs and the possibility of premature system failure.
It also helps provide healthier indoor air quality, since it filters out dust, dirt, and other particles from your HVAC system. This means that the oven has to work less hard to heat your home and the air conditioner also does the same to cool it - no matter what season you are in. In addition, a clean air filter will reduce the amount of dust in your home, since dust will not continue to circulate through your home's HVAC system. Finally, there are high-efficiency filters that are designed to filter out small bacterial, mold, and fungal particles, but your standard MERV 8-11 filters will simply block out larger particles of dust, dirt & hair.
Maintenance schedules for different vehicle brands differ in how often the air filter needs to be changed. If you live alone, without pets, and with good surrounding outdoor air quality, the manufacturer's filter change recommendations will likely work well for you. However, if you live in a “smaller house” or have pets or poor outdoor air quality, you may need to change your air filter more often. It's important to remember that regularly replacing your air filter is essential for optimal system efficiency and performance.
It helps keep the system running smoothly and maintain optimal air quality in your home. So make sure you check your engine's air filter regularly and replace it before it becomes clogged and dirty too much.