Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters10/05/2016One of the most important parts of corrent HVAC maintenance is changing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system running efficiently and is also a big 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 a lot of our times inside, so your air filter is on the front line for boosting 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 replace your filter is decided 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 frequently. Follow your filter provider’s suggestion on how often to swap out your filter as the suggestion depends on a host of factors in your home. A filthy filter will also cause your system to run harder, longer. This will cause your utility bills to go up and it can negatively 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 entirely avoidable with annual maintenance, including regularly changing your air filters. Regularly swapping out 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 prompt. 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 Danco Heating & Cooling a call at 715-356-7000 or arrange an appointment with us online.