Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters10/05/2016One of the most important parts of proper HVAC maintenance is swapping out 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 noted 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 most basic way to tell you out how often to swap 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 highest results. The frequency you have to replace 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 regularly. Follow your filter provider’s recommendation on how often to swap out your filter as the advice depends on a host of factors in your home. A dirty filter can also cause your system to run harder, longer. This will cause your utility 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 entirely avoidable with routine 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 forget about. If it’s been a while since you’ve taken a look at 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 increasing your indoor air quality give the experts at True Temp Heating & Air Inc a call at 706-695-7492 or arrange an appointment with us online.