Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters10/05/2016One of the largest parts of corrent HVAC maintenance is swapping out your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system running efficiently and is also a huge part of increasing 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 commercial cities. We spend a lot of our times indoors, so your air filter is on the front line for improving indoor air quality. So what else do we need to know when it comes to air filters? Filter Replacement The easy 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 good rule of thumb is every 1-2 months for the greatest results. The frequency you have to exchange your filter is decided 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 recommendation on how often to replace your filter as the advice depends on a variety of factors in your home. A filthy filter will also result in your system running harder, longer. This will cause your utility bills to go up and it can unfavorably 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 routine maintenance, including regularly replacing your air filters. Regularly replacing your air filter is a simple thing to do and also an easy thing to forget about. If it’s been a while since you’ve checked 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 pros at Langford Cooling a call at 813-898-9553 or arrange an appointment with us online.