Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters10/05/2016One of the largest parts of proper HVAC maintenance is replacing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system running efficiently and is also a huge 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 commercial cities. We spend quite a bit 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 understand when it comes to air filters? Filter Replacement The simple 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 good rule of thumb is every 1-2 months for the best results. The frequency you have to exchange your filter is settled by a number of factors. If you have pets in your house or a lot of guests and occupants, you’ll need to swap out your filter more frequently. Follow your filter provider’s advice on how often to change your filter as the recommendation depends on a variety of factors in your home. A clogged filter will also mean your system has to run harder, longer. This will cause your monthly bills to rise 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 totally avoidable with regular 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 improving your indoor air quality give the experts at Farnell Mechanical, Inc. a call at 334-524-2458 or set up an appointment with us online.