Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters10/05/2016One of the biggest parts of corrent HVAC maintenance is replacing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system operating efficiently and is also a huge 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 inside, so your air filter is on the front line for improving indoor air quality. So what else do we need to realize 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 take a look at your filter’s cleanliness every day, so a common rule is every 1-2 months for the highest results. The frequency you have to replace your filter is settled 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 regularly. Follow your filter provider’s advice on how often to replace your filter as the suggestion 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 energy bills to rise and it can adversely 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 totally avoidable with regular maintenance, including regularly changing 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 inspected 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 team at Stan's Heating, Inc a call at 541-889-3987 or set up an appointment with us online.