Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters10/05/2016One of the most important parts of corrent HVAC maintenance is changing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system running efficiently and is also a big part of boosting 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 quite a bit of our times indoors, so your air filter is on the front line for improving indoor air quality. So what else do we need to understand when it comes to air filters? Filter Replacement The simple 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 inspect your filter’s cleanliness every day, so a common rule is every 1-2 months for the highest results. The frequency you have to exchange your filter is settled by a number of factors. If you have pets in your house or a lot of guests and occupants, you’ll need to change your filter more often. Follow your filter provider’s advice on how often to swap out your filter as the advice depends on a variety of factors in your home. A dirty filter will also result in your system running harder, longer. This will cause your energy bills to go up and it can adversely impact the life of your system. Built up grime and system neglect are two of the leading causes of system failure. This system damage is entirely avoidable with routine maintenance, including regularly swapping out your air filters. Regularly replacing 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 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 Custom Sheetmetal & Roofing, Inc. a call at 785-357-6200 or arrange an appointment with us online.