Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters10/05/2016One of the biggest parts of corrent HVAC maintenance is changing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system working efficiently and is also an important 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 industrialized 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 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 good rule of thumb is every 1-2 months for the greatest results. The frequency you have to exchange 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 replace your filter more regularly. Follow your filter provider’s recommendation on how often to change your filter as the suggestion 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 rise and it can adversely impact the life of your system. Built up dust and system neglect are two of the leading causes of system failure. This system damage is totally avoidable with routine maintenance, including regularly changing your air filters. Regularly changing your air filter is a basic thing to do and also an easy thing to ignore. If it’s been a while since you’ve taken a look at the status of your filter, consider this post your reminder. We are always here to help you breathe healthier and easier. If you have any questions about improving your indoor air quality give the team at McNatt Inc a call at 361-888-4808 or arrange an appointment with us online.