Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters10/05/2016One of the largest parts of corrent HVAC maintenance is replacing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system running efficiently and is also a huge part of increasing and maintaining your indoor air quality. The EPA has noted that the air inside your home can be 2-5 times more polluted than the air in highly industrialized cities. We spend quite a bit of our times in our homes, so your air filter is on the front line for improving indoor air quality. So what else do we need to understand when it comes to air filters? Filter Replacement The easy way to tell you out how often to change your filter would be, whenever it’s dirty. Of course, we don’t want you to have to inspect your filter’s cleanliness every day, so a general rule is every 1-2 months for the greatest results. The frequency you have to swap out your filter is settled by a variety of factors. If you have pets in your house or a lot of guests and occupants, you’ll need to replace your filter more regularly. Follow your filter provider’s advice on how often to replace your filter as the recommendation depends on a host of factors in your home. A filthy filter may also mean your system has to run harder, longer. This will cause your utility bills to go up and it can adversely impact the life of your system. Built up grime and system neglect are two of the main causes of system failure. This system damage is completely avoidable with routine maintenance, including regularly swapping out your air filters. Regularly swapping out your air filter is a simple thing to do and also an easy thing to ignore. If it’s been a while since you’ve checked the status of your filter, consider this post your reminder. We are always here to help you breathe healthier and easier. If you have any questions about improving your indoor air quality give the experts at Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc a call at 224-699-9229 or set up an appointment with us online.