Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We encourage preventative maintenance on your HVAC system constantly, but this doesn’t only mean annual tune-ups – it also refers to assessing your air filters. It’s an easy way to help keep your system operating smoothly and improve your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it all yourself! Now is the ideal time to check your filter, as the cooler weather comes to a close and heat is nearing. There are many benefits to getting a replacement air filter, such as:

Increasing the life and efficiency of your system
A definite way to trigger a system breakdown is a dirty air filter. Extra dirt that accumulates on your filter can influence your whole system to operate harder than it should to keep you cool. Not only will it impact the performance of your system, but it can escalate your utility bills and end with an overheated system.

Enhancing indoor air quality
The reason for an air filter is that it grabs contaminants through your air system before it enters your residence. As the filter gets older, the less efficient it is in trapping things like dust and mold that can affect the health and comfort of your home, which is even more critical if someone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma. With warmer temps around the corner, pollen and mold are especially expected to be hanging around and you would prefer they aren’t traveling in your home. A quality, clean air filter will help your family breathe easy and stay healthy during allergy season.

Inspect your system or ask your HVAC technician for guidance on how often you should be changing your filter. For the majority of the filters through Cooler Tymes LLC, we suggest an annual change with the highest MERV filter you have access to. Not sure if it’s the right time to replace your air filter? Don’t hesitate to ask our Litchfield Park experts about different filters, timing or any other hints on home comfort this spring. Give us a call at 623-208-6444 to schedule an appointment with us at your convenience.

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