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 an important 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 quite a bit of our times indoors, so your air filter is on the front line for improving indoor air quality. So what else do we need to know 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 replace your filter is settled by a host 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 regularly. Follow your filter provider’s recommendation on how often to swap out your filter as the recommendation depends on a host of factors in your home. A clogged filter will also mean your system has to run harder, longer. This will cause your utility bills to increase and it can negatively impact the life of your system. Built up dust and system neglect are two of the top causes of system failure. This system damage is completely avoidable with annual maintenance, including regularly swapping out your air filters. Regularly replacing your air filter is an easy 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 prompt. 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 Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning a call at 800-COOLING or arrange an appointment with us online.