Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters10/05/2016One of the biggest parts of good HVAC maintenance is changing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system working 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 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 understand when it comes to air filters? Filter Replacement The simple 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 inspect your filter’s cleanliness every day, so a common rule 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 change your filter more often. Follow your filter provider’s suggestion on how often to change your filter as the recommendation depends on a host of factors in your home. A filthy filter may also result in your system running harder, longer. This will cause your utility bills to increase and it can unfavorably impact the life of your system. Built up dust and system neglect are two of the main causes of system failure. This system damage is entirely avoidable with annual maintenance, including regularly replacing your air filters. Regularly changing your air filter is an easy thing to do and also an easy thing to ignore. If it’s been a while since you’ve taken a look at the status of your filter, consider this post your reminder. 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 Ben Maines Air Conditioning, Inc. a call at 903-758-0701 or set up an appointment with us online.