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 operating efficiently and is also a big part of improving 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 developed cities. We spend the majority of our times inside, so your air filter is on the front line for increasing 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 change 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 common rule is every 1-2 months for the greatest results. The frequency you have to exchange your filter is decided by a number of factors. If you have pets in your house or a lot of guests and occupants, you’ll need to replace your filter more often. Follow your filter provider’s advice on how often to change your filter as the advice depends on a number of factors in your home. A dirty filter will also cause your system to run harder, longer. This will cause your utility bills to rise and it can adversely impact the life of your system. Built up dirt and system neglect are two of the leading causes of system failure. This system damage is totally avoidable with routine maintenance, including regularly changing your air filters. Regularly swapping out your air filter is a basic thing to do and also an easy thing to forget about. 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 boosting your indoor air quality give the experts at Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 509-397-3622 or set up an appointment with us online.