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 running efficiently and is also a big part of increasing and maintaining your indoor air quality. The EPA has shown that the air inside your home can be 2-5 times more polluted than the air in highly commercial cities. We spend a lot of our times in our homes, 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 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 common rule is every 1-2 months for the best results. The frequency you have to swap out your filter is settled 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 frequently. Follow your filter provider’s advice on how often to change your filter as the recommendation depends on a number of factors in your home. A filthy filter can also cause your system to run harder, longer. This will cause your energy bills to rise and it can adversely impact the life of your system. Built up dirt and system neglect are two of the top causes of system failure. This system damage is totally avoidable with annual maintenance, including regularly swapping out your air filters. Regularly changing 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 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 pros at Cooler Tymes LLC a call at 623-206-6770 or arrange an appointment with us online.