Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters10/05/2016One of the most important parts of good HVAC maintenance is swapping out your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system running efficiently and is also a huge 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 commercial cities. We spend the majority of our times inside, so your air filter is on the front line for improving 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 change your filter would be, whenever it’s dirty. Of course, we don’t want you to have to take a look at your filter’s cleanliness every day, so a general rule is every 1-2 months for the greatest results. The frequency you have to exchange your filter is decided 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 regularly. Follow your filter provider’s suggestion on how often to swap out your filter as the advice depends on a host of factors in your home. A filthy filter can also mean your system has to run harder, longer. This will cause your utility bills to go up and it can adversely impact the life of your system. Built up grime and system neglect are two of the top causes of system failure. This system damage is entirely avoidable with regular maintenance, including regularly changing your air filters. Regularly swapping out your air filter is an easy thing to do and also an easy thing to ignore. 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 improving your indoor air quality give the pros at Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc a call at 715-421-5555 or arrange an appointment with us online.