Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters10/05/2016One of the biggest parts of proper HVAC maintenance is swapping out your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system working efficiently and is also a big part of improving 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 a lot 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 understand 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 inspect your filter’s cleanliness every day, so a common rule is every 1-2 months for the highest 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 often. Follow your filter provider’s advice on how often to swap out your filter as the suggestion depends on a variety of factors in your home. A clogged filter may also result in your system running harder, longer. This will cause your energy bills to increase and it can adversely impact the life of your system. Built up dust and system neglect are two of the main causes of system failure. This system damage is completely avoidable with regular maintenance, including regularly replacing your air filters. Regularly replacing 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 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 team at Morgner Incorporated Air Conditioning & Heating a call at 314-961-0875 or arrange an appointment with us online.