Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters10/05/2016One of the largest parts of proper HVAC maintenance is swapping out your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system operating efficiently and is also an important 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 commercial 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 realize when it comes to air filters? Filter Replacement The simple 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 good rule of thumb is every 1-2 months for the highest results. The frequency you have to swap out your filter is determined by a host of factors. If you have pets in your house or a lot of guests and occupants, you’ll need to replace your filter more often. Follow your filter provider’s suggestion on how often to swap out your filter as the recommendation depends on a variety of factors in your home. A clogged filter can also result in your system running harder, longer. This will cause your monthly bills to increase and it can adversely 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 totally avoidable with routine maintenance, including regularly replacing your air filters. Regularly replacing your air filter is a basic thing to do and also an easy thing to overlook. If it’s been a while since you’ve inspected 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 boosting your indoor air quality give the pros at James Heating & A/C, Inc a call at 336-853-6070 or arrange an appointment with us online.