Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters10/05/2016One of the most important 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 increasing and maintaining your indoor air quality. The EPA has shown 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 know when it comes to air filters? Filter Replacement The most basic 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 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 settled 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 suggestion on how often to replace your filter as the recommendation depends on a variety of factors in your home. A dirty filter will also mean your system has to run harder, longer. This will cause your utility bills to rise and it can adversely impact the life of your system. Built up grime and system neglect are two of the main causes of system failure. This system damage is totally avoidable with routine maintenance, including regularly changing your air filters. Regularly changing your air filter is an easy 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 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 Von Deylen Plumbing & Heating Inc. a call at 419-592-4756 or schedule an appointment with us online.