Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters10/05/2016One of the most important parts of corrent HVAC maintenance is swapping out your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system running efficiently and is also a huge part of increasing and maintaining your indoor air quality. The EPA has shown that the air inside your home can be 2-5 times more polluted than the air in highly commercial 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 realize 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 inspect your filter’s cleanliness every day, so a general rule is every 1-2 months for the highest results. The frequency you have to swap out your filter is determined 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 advice on how often to replace 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 utility bills to go up and it can negatively impact the life of your system. Built up grime and system neglect are two of the main causes of system failure. This system damage is entirely avoidable with routine maintenance, including regularly changing your air filters. Regularly swapping out your air filter is a basic thing to do and also an easy thing to forget about. If it’s been a while since you’ve inspected 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 boosting your indoor air quality give the pros at Comfort Zone Inc a call at 239-574-2327 or arrange an appointment with us online.