Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters10/05/2016One of the most important parts of proper 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 commercial cities. We spend quite a bit 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 easy 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 check your filter’s cleanliness every day, so a good rule of thumb is every 1-2 months for the greatest results. The frequency you have to exchange your filter is decided by a variety of factors. If you have pets in your house or a lot of guests and occupants, you’ll need to change your filter more often. Follow your filter provider’s advice on how often to swap out your filter as the suggestion depends on a number of factors in your home. A dirty filter may also cause your system to run harder, longer. This will cause your monthly bills to go up and it can negatively impact the life of your system. Built up grime and system neglect are two of the main causes of system failure. This system damage is completely avoidable with regular maintenance, including regularly swapping out your air filters. Regularly swapping out your air filter is an easy thing to do and also an easy thing to overlook. If it’s been a while since you’ve checked 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 increasing your indoor air quality give the experts at Clean Air HVAC a call at 925-689-7017 or set up an appointment with us online.