Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters10/05/2016One of the biggest parts of proper HVAC maintenance is swapping out your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system operating efficiently and is also an important part of increasing 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 a lot of our times in our homes, so your air filter is on the front line for boosting 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 check your filter’s cleanliness every day, so a common rule is every 1-2 months for the best results. The frequency you have to exchange 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 replace your filter more often. Follow your filter provider’s suggestion on how often to replace your filter as the recommendation depends on a variety of factors in your home. A dirty filter will also mean your system has to run harder, longer. This will cause your utility bills to rise and it can adversely impact the life of your system. Built up dust and system neglect are two of the main causes of system failure. This system damage is entirely avoidable with routine maintenance, including regularly swapping out your air filters. Regularly changing your air filter is a basic thing to do and also an easy thing to overlook. 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 increasing your indoor air quality give the team at Brian’s Heating & Cooling, Inc. a call at 559-675-1681 or schedule an appointment with us online.