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 working 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 inside, so your air filter is on the front line for boosting indoor air quality. So what else do we need to understand 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 inspect 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 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 often. Follow your filter provider’s advice on how often to replace your filter as the recommendation 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 monthly bills to go up and it can adversely 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 regular 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 forget about. If it’s been a while since you’ve checked the status of your filter, consider this post your prompt. We are always here to help you breathe healthier and easier. If you have any questions about increasing your indoor air quality give the pros at Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 801-305-4777 or set up an appointment with us online.