Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters10/05/2016One of the most important parts of proper HVAC maintenance is replacing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system running efficiently and is also a big 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 industrialized 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 know when it comes to air filters? Filter Replacement The simple 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 general rule is every 1-2 months for the greatest results. The frequency you have to exchange 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 regularly. 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 clogged filter may also result in your system running harder, longer. This will cause your energy bills to increase and it can unfavorably impact the life of your system. Built up dust and system neglect are two of the top causes of system failure. This system damage is totally avoidable with routine maintenance, including regularly changing your air filters. Regularly replacing your air filter is an easy thing to do and also an easy thing to forget about. If it’s been a while since you’ve taken a look at 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 pros at Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service a call at 985-537-6795 or schedule an appointment with us online.