Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters10/05/2016One of the biggest parts of corrent HVAC maintenance is replacing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system working 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 developed cities. We spend the majority of our times inside, so your air filter is on the front line for boosting indoor air quality. So what else do we need to realize 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 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 settled 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 frequently. Follow your filter provider’s recommendation on how often to change your filter as the recommendation depends on a number of factors in your home. A filthy filter will also result in your system running harder, longer. This will cause your monthly bills to go up and it can negatively impact the life of your system. Built up dirt and system neglect are two of the leading causes of system failure. This system damage is entirely avoidable with routine 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 overlook. If it’s been a while since you’ve checked 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 MPC Heating & Cooling a call at 308-432-5301 or arrange an appointment with us online.