Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters10/05/2016One of the largest parts of good HVAC maintenance is replacing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system operating efficiently and is also an important part of improving and maintaining your indoor air quality. The EPA has released 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 increasing 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 check your filter’s cleanliness every day, so a common rule 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 change your filter more regularly. Follow your filter provider’s advice on how often to change your filter as the recommendation depends on a variety of factors in your home. A dirty filter can also cause your system to run harder, longer. This will cause your energy bills to rise and it can unfavorably 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 routine maintenance, including regularly replacing your air filters. Regularly changing 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 taken a look at 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 team at Scott Temperature a call at 785-843-2244 or schedule an appointment with us online.