Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters10/05/2016One of the largest parts of good HVAC maintenance is swapping out your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system operating efficiently and is also an important 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 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 simple 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 check 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 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 recommendation on how often to replace your filter as the advice depends on a host of factors in your home. A clogged filter can also result in your system running harder, longer. This will cause your utility bills to go up and it can unfavorably impact the life of your system. Built up grime and system neglect are two of the leading causes of system failure. This system damage is entirely avoidable with annual maintenance, including regularly replacing your air filters. Regularly swapping out your air filter is a basic thing to do and also an easy thing to forget about. If it’s been a while since you’ve checked the status of your filter, consider this post your cue. 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 All Elements Heating & Air LLC a call at 903-702-3941 or set up an appointment with us online.