Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters10/05/2016One of the largest parts of corrent HVAC maintenance is swapping out your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system working efficiently and is also a huge part of improving 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 developed cities. We spend quite a bit of our times inside, so your air filter is on the front line for boosting indoor air quality. So what else do we need to know when it comes to air filters? Filter Replacement The easy 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 take a look at your filter’s cleanliness every day, so a common rule is every 1-2 months for the best results. The frequency you have to exchange your filter is settled by a variety of factors. If you have pets in your house or a lot of guests and occupants, you’ll need to replace your filter more frequently. Follow your filter provider’s recommendation on how often to change your filter as the advice depends on a variety of factors in your home. A filthy 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 top causes of system failure. This system damage is completely avoidable with annual maintenance, including regularly changing your air filters. Regularly changing your air filter is a basic thing to do and also an easy thing to overlook. 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 increasing your indoor air quality give the team at Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp. a call at 804-379-1155 or arrange an appointment with us online.