Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters10/05/2016One of the most important parts of good HVAC maintenance is replacing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system running efficiently and is also a huge 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 a lot of our times in our homes, so your air filter is on the front line for boosting 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 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 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 change your filter more frequently. Follow your filter provider’s suggestion on how often to swap out your filter as the suggestion depends on a number of factors in your home. A filthy filter may also result in your system running harder, longer. This will cause your monthly bills to rise and it can adversely impact the life of your system. Built up dust and system neglect are two of the main causes of system failure. This system damage is entirely avoidable with routine maintenance, including regularly replacing your air filters. Regularly changing 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 taken a look at 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 boosting your indoor air quality give the pros at American Premier Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 818-370-7266 or set up an appointment with us online.