Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters10/05/2016One of the largest parts of proper HVAC maintenance is changing 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 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 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 good rule of thumb is every 1-2 months for the best results. The frequency you have to exchange your filter is determined by a number 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 recommendation on how often to replace your filter as the advice depends on a number of factors in your home. A dirty filter can also mean your system has to run harder, longer. This will cause your utility bills to go up and it can negatively impact the life of your system. Built up dirt and system neglect are two of the top causes of system failure. This system damage is totally avoidable with routine maintenance, including regularly swapping out your air filters. Regularly replacing your air filter is a simple 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 increasing your indoor air quality give the experts at Point Heating & Cooling a call at 715-345-1979 or arrange an appointment with us online.