Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters10/05/2016One of the largest parts of corrent HVAC maintenance is changing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system working efficiently and is also an important part of increasing and maintaining your indoor air quality. The EPA has released that the air inside your home can be 2-5 times more polluted than the air in highly developed cities. We spend the majority of our times inside, so your air filter is on the front line for boosting indoor air quality. So what else do we need to understand when it comes to air filters? Filter Replacement The most basic way to tell you out how often to exchange your filter would be, whenever it’s dirty. Of course, we don’t want you to have to take a look at 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 determined by a host of factors. If you have pets in your house or a lot of guests and occupants, you’ll need to replace your filter more frequently. Follow your filter provider’s advice on how often to swap out your filter as the suggestion depends on a variety of factors in your home. A filthy filter can also cause your system to run harder, longer. This will cause your utility bills to rise and it can unfavorably impact the life of your system. Built up dust and system neglect are two of the leading causes of system failure. This system damage is completely avoidable with regular maintenance, including regularly changing your air filters. Regularly swapping out your air filter is a basic 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 team at Air Pro Heating & Cooling LLC a call at 360-571-5100 or arrange an appointment with us online.