Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters10/05/2016One of the most important parts of good HVAC maintenance is swapping out your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system working efficiently and is also a huge 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 developed cities. We spend quite a bit 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 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 general rule is every 1-2 months for the greatest results. The frequency you have to swap out 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 change your filter more frequently. Follow your filter provider’s advice on how often to swap out your filter as the recommendation depends on a variety of factors in your home. A clogged filter can also mean your system has to run harder, longer. This will cause your utility bills to go up and it can adversely impact the life of your system. Built up dirt and system neglect are two of the main causes of system failure. This system damage is entirely avoidable with regular maintenance, including regularly replacing your air filters. Regularly replacing your air filter is a basic thing to do and also an easy thing to ignore. 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 increasing your indoor air quality give the experts at West Michigan Heating & Air Conditioning Services a call at 616-669-3961 or set up an appointment with us online.