Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters10/05/2016One of the biggest parts of proper HVAC maintenance is swapping out your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system running 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 developed 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 most basic 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 general rule is every 1-2 months for the best results. The frequency you have to swap out your filter is decided by a variety of factors. If you have pets in your house or a lot of guests and occupants, you’ll need to swap out your filter more regularly. Follow your filter provider’s advice on how often to change your filter as the suggestion depends on a variety of factors in your home. A filthy filter can also result in your system running harder, longer. This will cause your energy bills to go up 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 annual maintenance, including regularly replacing your air filters. Regularly replacing your air filter is a basic thing to do and also an easy thing to forget about. If it’s been a while since you’ve taken a look at 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 improving your indoor air quality give the team at Polestar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 913-432-3342 or set up an appointment with us online.