Some of the items in your home are designed to last for a long time. However, there are other household items that need to be replaced on a regular basis. This is a quick list that can help you have a better idea of which items should be swapped out often.

Heating and Air Conditioning Filters

As the heating and air conditioning professionals from Rusk Heating and Cooling would tell you, it’s important to swap out your home heating and air conditioning filters on a regular basis. Most filters should be replaced monthly, although there are some types that are designed to be used for three months or longer. Make sure that you’re aware of the type of filters that you have and that you are replacing them as instructed by the manufacturer. This will help your system run more efficiently and will help prevent damage to your heating and air conditioning unit.

Cleaning Sponges

If you use the same cleaning sponges for a long period of time without swapping them out, then you’re making a mistake. Sponges can harbor bacteria and can therefore do more harm than good when you’re cleaning. Once they start getting a little smelly or after you have been using them for a few weeks, it’s time to toss them out. Luckily, you can purchase cleaning sponges in big packages for cheap prices, so you can always have fresh, new sponges on hand to use.

Smoke Detector Batteries

You might not use your smoke detectors very often, but in the event of a fire, you will be happy that you have them. Make sure that you check your smoke detector batteries regularly and swap them out when needed so that you can help keep you and your family safe.

Water Filters

You might use the filtrated water from your refrigerator dispenser, or you might have a water pitcher that filters your water for you. Either way, you should change the water filter often so you can make sure that you and your family members are always drinking the freshest water possible.

If you don’t replace these household items often enough, then it’s time to make a plan to do so. Also, if you need help with replacing your HVAC filters or if you need any other help with your HVAC system, contact Rusk Heating and Cooling today for assistance!