Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters10/05/2016One of the most important parts of corrent HVAC maintenance is replacing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system running efficiently and is also an important 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 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 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 take a look at your filter’s cleanliness every day, so a good rule of thumb is every 1-2 months for the highest results. The frequency you have to swap out your filter is settled 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 regularly. Follow your filter provider’s recommendation on how often to swap out your filter as the suggestion depends on a variety of factors in your home. A filthy filter will also cause your system to run harder, longer. This will cause your monthly bills to rise and it can unfavorably impact the life of your system. Built up grime and system neglect are two of the main causes of system failure. This system damage is completely avoidable with regular maintenance, including regularly swapping out your air filters. Regularly changing your air filter is a simple thing to do and also an easy thing to ignore. If it’s been a while since you’ve checked 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 improving your indoor air quality give the team at Jett's Heating & Air Inc. a call at 815-459-4700 or set up an appointment with us online.