Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters10/05/2016One of the largest parts of corrent HVAC maintenance is replacing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system running efficiently and is also an important part of improving and maintaining your indoor air quality. The EPA has shown that the air inside your home can be 2-5 times more polluted than the air in highly commercial cities. We spend the majority of our times in our homes, 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 easy 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 replace your filter is decided 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 often. Follow your filter provider’s advice on how often to change your filter as the recommendation depends on a variety of factors in your home. A clogged filter will also mean your system has 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 dirt and system neglect are two of the top causes of system failure. This system damage is totally avoidable with regular maintenance, including regularly changing your air filters. Regularly replacing 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 cue. We are always here to help you breathe healthier and easier. If you have any questions about boosting your indoor air quality give the pros at Branson HVAC, LLC a call at 417-544-4430 or set up an appointment with us online.