Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters10/05/2016One of the biggest parts of corrent 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 noted that the air inside your home can be 2-5 times more polluted than the air in highly commercial cities. We spend a lot of our times indoors, 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 simple way to tell you out how often to swap 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 best results. The frequency you have to replace 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 swap out your filter more frequently. Follow your filter provider’s recommendation on how often to replace your filter as the recommendation depends on a number of factors in your home. A filthy filter will also result in your system running harder, longer. This will cause your monthly bills to rise and it can unfavorably impact the life of your system. Built up grime and system neglect are two of the top causes of system failure. This system damage is totally avoidable with regular maintenance, including regularly replacing your air filters. Regularly changing your air filter is a simple 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 reminder. 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 Olde Towne Heating & Air a call at 843-856-1433 or schedule an appointment with us online.