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 operating efficiently and is also a huge part of improving 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 industrialized 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 realize when it comes to air filters? Filter Replacement The simple 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 swap out 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 regularly. Follow your filter provider’s advice on how often to replace your filter as the recommendation depends on a host of factors in your home. A clogged filter will also cause your system to run harder, longer. This will cause your energy bills to go up and it can negatively impact the life of your system. Built up grime and system neglect are two of the leading causes of system failure. This system damage is totally avoidable with annual maintenance, including regularly changing your air filters. Regularly changing your air filter is an easy 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 improving your indoor air quality give the pros at Bormida Mechanical Services Inc a call at 217-210-2662 or set up an appointment with us online.