Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters10/05/2016One of the biggest parts of good HVAC maintenance is replacing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system running efficiently and is also a huge part of increasing 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 developed cities. We spend a lot of our times inside, so your air filter is on the front line for improving indoor air quality. So what else do we need to know when it comes to air filters? Filter Replacement The simple 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 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 swap out your filter is decided by a host of factors. If you have pets in your house or a lot of guests and occupants, you’ll need to change your filter more frequently. Follow your filter provider’s recommendation on how often to replace your filter as the suggestion depends on a host of factors in your home. A dirty filter can also result in your system running harder, longer. This will cause your utility bills to increase and it can adversely 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 replacing your air filters. Regularly swapping out your air filter is a basic thing to do and also an easy thing to ignore. 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 boosting your indoor air quality give the pros at Woody's Sudden Service Inc a call at 703-369-5528 or set up an appointment with us online.