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 operating efficiently and is also a big part of boosting 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 industrialized cities. We spend quite a bit of our times inside, so your air filter is on the front line for improving indoor air quality. So what else do we need to know when it comes to air filters? Filter Replacement The most basic 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 inspect your filter’s cleanliness every day, so a common rule is every 1-2 months for the greatest results. The frequency you have to replace your filter is decided by a number of factors. If you have pets in your house or a lot of guests and occupants, you’ll need to replace your filter more often. Follow your filter provider’s recommendation on how often to swap out your filter as the recommendation depends on a variety of factors in your home. A dirty filter can also cause your system to run harder, longer. This will cause your energy bills to rise and it can adversely impact the life of your system. Built up dirt 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 swapping out your air filter is an easy 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 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 Air Patrol Air Conditioning & Heating of Texas a call at 214-261-0034 or schedule an appointment with us online.