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 working efficiently and is also an important part of increasing and maintaining your indoor air quality. The EPA has released 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 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 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 common rule is every 1-2 months for the highest results. The frequency you have to exchange 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 swap out your filter more regularly. Follow your filter provider’s recommendation on how often to swap out your filter as the recommendation depends on a variety of factors in your home. A clogged filter will also cause your system to run harder, longer. This will cause your monthly bills to increase and it can adversely impact the life of your system. Built up dirt and system neglect are two of the top 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 simple 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 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 pros at McFadden Heating & Cooling a call at 1-866-781-0111 or arrange an appointment with us online.