Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters10/05/2016One of the most important parts of proper HVAC maintenance is changing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system operating 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 developed cities. We spend quite a bit of our times in our homes, so your air filter is on the front line for boosting 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 take a look at your filter’s cleanliness every day, so a general rule is every 1-2 months for the greatest results. The frequency you have to swap out your filter is determined by a variety 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 advice on how often to swap out your filter as the recommendation depends on a number of factors in your home. A clogged filter can also result in your system running harder, longer. This will cause your energy bills to rise and it can unfavorably impact the life of your system. Built up grime and system neglect are two of the leading causes of system failure. This system damage is totally avoidable with annual maintenance, including regularly swapping out your air filters. Regularly changing your air filter is an easy thing to do and also an easy thing to overlook. If it’s been a while since you’ve checked 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 boosting your indoor air quality give the team at Campbell's Tempracure a call at 815-788-6283 or arrange an appointment with us online.