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 working efficiently and is also a huge 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 indoors, 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 simple 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 check your filter’s cleanliness every day, so a common rule is every 1-2 months for the best results. The frequency you have to replace your filter is determined by a host of factors. If you have pets in your house or a lot of guests and occupants, you’ll need to replace your filter more frequently. Follow your filter provider’s recommendation on how often to change your filter as the recommendation depends on a variety of factors in your home. A filthy filter can also result in your system running harder, longer. This will cause your utility bills to rise and it can negatively impact the life of your system. Built up dust and system neglect are two of the leading causes of system failure. This system damage is completely avoidable with routine maintenance, including regularly changing your air filters. Regularly changing your air filter is a basic thing to do and also an easy thing to forget about. If it’s been a while since you’ve taken a look at 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 team at Quality Refrigeration a call at 410-355-6010 or arrange an appointment with us online.