Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters10/05/2016One of the largest parts of corrent HVAC maintenance is swapping out your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system working efficiently and is also a huge part of boosting and maintaining your indoor air quality. The EPA has noted 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 increasing indoor air quality. So what else do we need to realize when it comes to air filters? Filter Replacement The most basic 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 take a look at your filter’s cleanliness every day, so a general rule is every 1-2 months for the greatest results. The frequency you have to exchange your filter is determined 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 often. Follow your filter provider’s suggestion on how often to change your filter as the advice depends on a host of factors in your home. A filthy filter will also result in your system running harder, longer. This will cause your monthly bills to go up and it can unfavorably impact the life of your system. Built up dust 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 overlook. If it’s been a while since you’ve inspected 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 Airtronic Heating & Cooling a call at 313-537-8111 or arrange an appointment with us online.