Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters10/05/2016One of the most important parts of corrent HVAC maintenance is replacing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system running efficiently and is also a huge part of improving 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 industrialized cities. We spend quite a bit of our times inside, so your air filter is on the front line for boosting 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 change your filter would be, whenever it’s dirty. Of course, we don’t want you to have to check your filter’s cleanliness every day, so a good rule of thumb 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 replace your filter more regularly. Follow your filter provider’s suggestion on how often to swap out your filter as the recommendation depends on a host of factors in your home. A clogged filter may also mean your system has to run harder, longer. This will cause your energy bills to go up and it can unfavorably 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 entirely avoidable with routine maintenance, including regularly changing your air filters. Regularly replacing your air filter is a basic 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 reminder. 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 All Weather Heating & Air Conditioning Inc a call at 256-801-4701 or schedule an appointment with us online.