Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters10/05/2016One of the most important parts of good HVAC maintenance is replacing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system working efficiently and is also a big part of improving and maintaining your indoor air quality. The EPA has shown 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 increasing 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 good rule of thumb is every 1-2 months for the greatest results. The frequency you have to replace your filter is decided by a host of factors. If you have pets in your house or a lot of guests and occupants, you’ll need to change your filter more regularly. Follow your filter provider’s suggestion on how often to swap out your filter as the suggestion 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 energy bills to go up and it can unfavorably 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 totally avoidable with annual maintenance, including regularly replacing your air filters. Regularly replacing your air filter is an easy thing to do and also an easy thing to overlook. If it’s been a while since you’ve taken a look at the status of your filter, consider this post your prompt. We are always here to help you breathe healthier and easier. If you have any questions about boosting your indoor air quality give the team at Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc a call at 251-471-2674 or arrange an appointment with us online.