Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters10/05/2016One of the largest parts of good HVAC maintenance is changing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system working efficiently and is also an important part of boosting 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 industrialized cities. We spend the majority of our times in our homes, 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 most basic 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 highest results. The frequency you have to swap out 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 replace your filter more often. Follow your filter provider’s recommendation on how often to change your filter as the advice depends on a host of factors in your home. A dirty filter may also result in your system running harder, longer. This will cause your energy bills to increase 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 totally avoidable with routine maintenance, including regularly swapping out your air filters. Regularly replacing your air filter is a simple 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 reminder. We are always here to help you breathe healthier and easier. If you have any questions about boosting your indoor air quality give the experts at Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 760-784-9034 or arrange an appointment with us online.