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 operating efficiently and is also a huge part of boosting and maintaining your indoor air quality. The EPA has released 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 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 check your filter’s cleanliness every day, so a general rule is every 1-2 months for the best results. The frequency you have to exchange your filter is determined 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 frequently. Follow your filter provider’s suggestion on how often to change your filter as the recommendation depends on a number of factors in your home. A clogged filter may also mean your system has to run harder, longer. This will cause your monthly bills to rise 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 swapping out 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 taken a look at 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 experts at Desert Suns Heating & Cooling a call at 505-994-9176 or set up an appointment with us online.