Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters10/05/2016One of the biggest parts of corrent HVAC maintenance is changing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system working 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 the majority 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 easy 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 check your filter’s cleanliness every day, so a general rule is every 1-2 months for the highest results. The frequency you have to replace 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 recommendation on how often to swap out your filter as the recommendation depends on a number of factors in your home. A clogged filter will also cause your system to run harder, longer. This will cause your utility bills to go up and it can negatively impact the life of your system. Built up dirt and system neglect are two of the main causes of system failure. This system damage is entirely avoidable with routine maintenance, including regularly replacing your air filters. Regularly swapping out 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 inspected 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 team at Arrings A/C & Heating a call at 281-713-8304 or schedule an appointment with us online.