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 operating efficiently and is also a big part of boosting 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 developed cities. We spend the majority of our times indoors, 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 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 best results. The frequency you have to replace your filter is settled by a host of factors. If you have pets in your house or a lot of guests and occupants, you’ll need to swap out your filter more often. Follow your filter provider’s suggestion on how often to change your filter as the suggestion depends on a host of factors in your home. A filthy filter will also result in your system running harder, longer. This will cause your energy bills to increase 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 regular maintenance, including regularly replacing your air filters. Regularly changing 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 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 increasing your indoor air quality give the team at Superior Comfort Systems a call at 828-775-5176 or arrange an appointment with us online.