Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters10/05/2016One of the most important parts of proper HVAC maintenance is changing 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 commercial cities. We spend the majority 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 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 take a look at 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 settled by a number 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 suggestion on how often to swap out your filter as the advice depends on a host of factors in your home. A clogged filter will also result in your system running harder, longer. This will cause your utility bills to go up and it can unfavorably 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 entirely avoidable with regular maintenance, including regularly swapping out your air filters. Regularly changing your air filter is an easy thing to do and also an easy thing to overlook. 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 pros at Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 805-688-4018 or arrange an appointment with us online.