Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters10/05/2016One of the most important parts of proper HVAC maintenance is replacing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system operating efficiently and is also a huge part of increasing 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 developed cities. We spend a lot 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 take a look at 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 replace your filter is decided by a host of factors. If you have pets in your house or a lot of guests and occupants, you’ll need to change your filter more often. Follow your filter provider’s advice on how often to replace your filter as the recommendation depends on a number of factors in your home. A clogged filter can also cause your system to run harder, longer. This will cause your utility bills to go up and it can negatively 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 completely avoidable with regular maintenance, including regularly changing your air filters. Regularly replacing your air filter is a simple thing to do and also an easy thing to overlook. If it’s been a while since you’ve checked 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 improving your indoor air quality give the pros at Cool Air Solutions a call at 951-676-2665 or arrange an appointment with us online.