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 operating 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 quite a bit 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 easy way to tell you out how often to change 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 good rule of thumb is every 1-2 months for the highest 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 regularly. Follow your filter provider’s suggestion on how often to change your filter as the suggestion depends on a host of factors in your home. A filthy filter may also cause your system to run harder, longer. This will cause your utility bills to increase and it can negatively impact the life of your system. Built up dirt and system neglect are two of the leading causes of system failure. This system damage is totally avoidable with regular maintenance, including regularly replacing your air filters. Regularly changing 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 improving your indoor air quality give the team at Premier HVAC Services LLC a call at 717-597-9900 or schedule an appointment with us online.