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 running efficiently and is also a big part of boosting 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 easy way to tell you out how often to swap 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 general rule is every 1-2 months for the best results. The frequency you have to exchange 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 replace your filter more often. Follow your filter provider’s suggestion on how often to swap out your filter as the advice depends on a host of factors in your home. A filthy filter may also result in your system running harder, longer. This will cause your monthly bills to go up and it can unfavorably impact the life of your system. Built up dust and system neglect are two of the leading causes of system failure. This system damage is entirely avoidable with annual maintenance, including regularly changing your air filters. Regularly swapping out your air filter is a basic thing to do and also an easy thing to overlook. If it’s been a while since you’ve taken a look at the status of your filter, consider this post your prompt. 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 Effective Service Group, LLC a call at 973-884-0065 or schedule an appointment with us online.