Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters10/05/2016One of the most important parts of corrent HVAC maintenance is changing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system operating efficiently and is also a huge part of increasing 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 the majority of our times indoors, so your air filter is on the front line for improving 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 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 general rule is every 1-2 months for the highest results. The frequency you have to replace your filter is settled by a host of factors. If you have pets in your house or a lot of guests and occupants, you’ll need to swap out your filter more frequently. Follow your filter provider’s advice on how often to swap out your filter as the recommendation depends on a host of factors in your home. A dirty filter can also cause your system to run harder, longer. This will cause your monthly bills to go up and it can unfavorably impact the life of your system. Built up dust and system neglect are two of the main causes of system failure. This system damage is completely avoidable with regular maintenance, including regularly changing your air filters. Regularly replacing 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 inspected 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 increasing your indoor air quality give the experts at Triton HVAC & Refrigeration a call at 719-332-3458 or arrange an appointment with us online.