Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters10/05/2016One of the largest parts of good HVAC maintenance is replacing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system running efficiently and is also a big part of increasing and maintaining your indoor air quality. The EPA has shown that the air inside your home can be 2-5 times more polluted than the air in highly industrialized cities. We spend the majority of our times indoors, so your air filter is on the front line for improving 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 take a look at your filter’s cleanliness every day, so a general rule is every 1-2 months for the highest results. The frequency you have to exchange your filter is settled by a variety of factors. If you have pets in your house or a lot of guests and occupants, you’ll need to replace your filter more regularly. Follow your filter provider’s suggestion on how often to change your filter as the suggestion depends on a host of factors in your home. A filthy filter may also cause your system to run harder, longer. This will cause your utility bills to rise and it can adversely impact the life of your system. Built up dirt and system neglect are two of the main causes of system failure. This system damage is entirely avoidable with routine maintenance, including regularly changing your air filters. Regularly changing your air filter is an easy 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 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 team at Freed Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 309-762-3641 or set up an appointment with us online.