Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters10/05/2016One of the most important parts of proper HVAC maintenance is replacing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system working 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 commercial cities. We spend quite a bit of our times in our homes, so your air filter is on the front line for improving 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 exchange 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 good rule of thumb is every 1-2 months for the highest 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 suggestion on how often to replace your filter as the advice depends on a host of factors in your home. A dirty filter may also mean your system has to run harder, longer. This will cause your monthly bills to go up and it can adversely 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 regular maintenance, including regularly replacing your air filters. Regularly changing 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 cue. 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 Mr. Air Repair a call at 586-262-4258 or schedule an appointment with us online.