Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters10/05/2016One of the largest parts of good HVAC maintenance is replacing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system running efficiently and is also a big part of improving and maintaining your indoor air quality. The EPA has noted that the air inside your home can be 2-5 times more polluted than the air in highly commercial cities. We spend quite a bit 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 realize when it comes to air filters? Filter Replacement The most basic 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 check your filter’s cleanliness every day, so a general rule is every 1-2 months for the greatest 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 change your filter more frequently. Follow your filter provider’s advice on how often to replace your filter as the advice depends on a variety of factors in your home. A filthy filter can also result in your system running harder, longer. This will cause your utility bills to increase 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 entirely avoidable with regular maintenance, including regularly swapping out your air filters. Regularly replacing your air filter is a simple thing to do and also an easy thing to ignore. 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 improving your indoor air quality give the experts at J.L. Brady Company LLC a call at 309-517-7511 or schedule an appointment with us online.