How Often Do I Need to Change My Air Filter?

When You Should Change Air Filters

As a homeowner, you want to do everything you can to keep your home in tip-top shape. That includes keeping your HVAC system running smoothly. Part of that is replacing your air filter on a regular basis. But how often should you really be doing that?

Here’s a look at some factors that will impact how often you need to replace your air filter.

The Type of Filter You Have

There are different types of filters available on the market, and they all have different lifespans. The most common type of filter is the disposable pleated filter. These typically last for about 30 days. Other filters last anywhere from three to six months, depending on the brand and type.

The Environment in Which You Live

If you live in an area with a lot of dust, pollen, or other airborne particles, you’ll need to replace your filter more frequently. For example, if you have pets in your home, we suggest checking your air filters monthly. Pet dander builds up in filters, making it harder to filter out other particles like dust, dirt, and bacteria.

The Size of Your Home Matters

The size of your home determines how often you should change your air filters. If you have a large home, you’ll need to replace your filter more often than someone with a smaller home. That’s because there’s more air to filter in a larger space.

Your Personal Preferences

Some people are more sensitive to airborne particles than others. If you have allergies or asthma, you may need to replace your filter more often.

Get HVAC Maintenance With Albright's Mechanical Services

At Albright's Mechanical Services, we want to help you keep your HVAC system running smoothly. Our team of skilled technicians will come to your home to perform regular maintenance on your HVAC system, including replacing your air filter. Contact us today at (410) 834-0148 to learn more!