Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters10/05/2016One of the largest parts of corrent HVAC maintenance is swapping out your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system running efficiently and is also a huge part of boosting 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 inside, so your air filter is on the front line for increasing indoor air quality. So what else do we need to realize 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 inspect your filter’s cleanliness every day, so a common rule is every 1-2 months for the highest results. The frequency you have to replace your filter is determined 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 frequently. Follow your filter provider’s recommendation on how often to change your filter as the advice depends on a host of factors in your home. A filthy filter will also result in your system running harder, longer. This will cause your monthly bills to go up and it can adversely 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 completely avoidable with annual 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 taken a look at 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 increasing your indoor air quality give the pros at Faust Air Conditioning and Heating a call at 979-532-2511 or schedule an appointment with us online.