Why you should replace your air filter this winter

Air Quality

We emphasize regular maintenance on your heating and cooling system frequently, but this doesn’t only mean yearly tune-ups – it also refers to looking at your air filters. It’s a quick way to help keep your system operating smoothly and improve your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it all yourself! Today is the best time to check your filter, as the cooler weather comes to an end and the warmer weather is on the horizon. There are a lot of benefits to getting a replacement air filter, such as:

Lengthening the life and efficiency of your system
A surefire way to instigate a system failure is a dirty air filter. Excess dirt that gathers on your filter can force your whole system to operate harder than it should to keep your home cool. Not only will it hamper the performance of your system, but it can increase your utility bills and cause your system to overheat.

Improving indoor air quality
The goal of an air filter is that it grabs contaminants through your air system before it flows into your home. As the filter gets older, the less capable it is in trapping things like dust and mold that can impact the health and comfort of your house, particularly if someone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring around the corner, pollen and mold are especially likely to be hanging around and you don’t want them traveling in your house. A quality, clean air filter will help you breathe easy and keep healthy during allergy season.

Examine your system or chat with your local HVAC expert for recommendations on how frequently you should be swapping out your filter. For many filters through Air Solutions, Inc, we advise an annual change with the highest MERV filter available. Not sure if it’s the ideal time to replace your air filter? You can always ask our Groves experts about different filters, timing or any other tips on optimizing your indoor air quality this spring. Contact us at 409-962-2476 or arrange an appointment with us onlineat your convenience.

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