Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters10/05/2016One of the biggest parts of proper HVAC maintenance is replacing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system working 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 commercial cities. We spend the majority of our times indoors, 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 easy 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 general rule is every 1-2 months for the highest results. The frequency you have to exchange your filter is determined by a variety 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 often. Follow your filter provider’s recommendation on how often to change your filter as the recommendation depends on a variety of factors in your home. A filthy filter will also mean your system has to run harder, longer. This will cause your energy bills to increase and it can adversely impact the life of your system. Built up grime and system neglect are two of the main causes of system failure. This system damage is completely avoidable with annual maintenance, including regularly replacing your air filters. Regularly replacing your air filter is a simple thing to do and also an easy thing to ignore. 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 team at Abilene Air-Tech Inc a call at 325-692-5850 or schedule an appointment with us online.