Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters10/05/2016One of the biggest parts of proper HVAC maintenance is changing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system working efficiently and is also a big part of increasing 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 developed cities. We spend a lot of our times indoors, so your air filter is on the front line for boosting 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 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 highest results. The frequency you have to replace your filter is determined by a host 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 swap out your filter as the advice depends on a variety of factors in your home. A filthy filter will also cause your system to run harder, longer. This will cause your energy bills to increase and it can unfavorably impact the life of your system. Built up dirt and system neglect are two of the leading causes of system failure. This system damage is completely avoidable with regular maintenance, including regularly replacing 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 checked 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 team at Anderson Heating & A/C a call at 775-882-8154 or set up an appointment with us online.