Summer Is An Important Time to Remember Your Air Filters

With the heat of summer upon us, now is an important time to be sure you're replacing your air filters.

It’s hot. In some parts of the country, temperatures are pushing the 100 degree mark. That means it’s the season of air conditioning, and even more so with all the time we’re spending at home right now.

Because more air is circulating through your home and your HVAC system while your AC keeps your home cool during the dead of summer, two things are going to happen.

  • Air currents from your AC are going to keep particles suspended in the air for longer.
  • More air is going to pass through your air filter.

All of this means remembering to replace your HVAC filters is as important as ever. More air moving through the filter will cause it to clog with particles more quickly, and a clogged air filter means longer run times to cool the air. Longer run times mean higher power bills. With your AC already working overtime anyway during the heat of summer, the last thing you need is to further increase your power bills by not changing your air filter.

Should I change my filter more often in the summer?

You don’t necessarily need to change your air filter more often in the summer, but it’s worth considering. In months where the HVAC system sees more use, the filters will clog faster. How much faster will depend on your home and what sources of air pollution reside in and around it, but there isn't a worse time to deal with the problems created by a clogged air filter.

We can help

If you're looking for an easy way to remember your air filters, we can help. Second Nature offers a hassle-free subscription service that delivers you the air filters you need when you need them. You customize the schedule, then you set it and forget it.

Alec Lower

Content Writer

Alec is a third-year member of the team at Second Nature. He brings expert knowledge of a myriad of home air filtration topics including HVAC filters, filtration efficiency, and indoor air quality.