5. Change your air filters more often
We take care of our lovely, expensive things. We regularly go to the car wash and change the oil in our cars. We dry-clean our clothes and polish our shoes. However, we tend to skip or postpone routine maintenance on our houses, which are perhaps our most expensive and best investments.
Your house requires regular maintenance, and if you have an HVAC system, replacing your filters with new ones regularly is crucial to the health of your home. According to the industry standard, you should change air filters every 60 to 90 days, but if you have a pet or are an allergy sufferer, every 30 days is a safer choice.