Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters10/05/2016One of the most important parts of corrent 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 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 inside, 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 most basic 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 good rule of thumb is every 1-2 months for the greatest results. The frequency you have to swap out 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 regularly. Follow your filter provider’s recommendation on how often to change your filter as the advice depends on a host of factors in your home. A dirty filter will also cause your system to run harder, longer. This will cause your monthly bills to go up and it can unfavorably impact the life of your system. Built up dirt and system neglect are two of the main causes of system failure. This system damage is totally avoidable with regular maintenance, including regularly changing your air filters. Regularly swapping out your air filter is a simple thing to do and also an easy thing to overlook. 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 pros at Total Comfort a call at 201-891-1333 or schedule an appointment with us online.