Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters10/05/2016One of the most important parts of corrent HVAC maintenance is replacing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system running 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 improving indoor air quality. So what else do we need to know when it comes to air filters? Filter Replacement The easy way to tell you out how often to change 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 good rule of thumb is every 1-2 months for the best results. The frequency you have to replace your filter is determined by a variety 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 suggestion on how often to swap out your filter as the recommendation depends on a variety of factors in your home. A filthy filter may also result in your system running harder, longer. This will cause your utility bills to rise and it can unfavorably impact the life of your system. Built up grime and system neglect are two of the top causes of system failure. This system damage is completely avoidable with routine maintenance, including regularly swapping out your air filters. Regularly swapping out your air filter is a basic 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 Pinnacle HVAC LLC a call at 708-301-0170 or schedule an appointment with us online.