Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We encourage preventative maintenance on your HVAC system constantly, but this doesn’t just mean annual tune-ups – it also refers to assessing your air filters. It’s a simple 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 several benefits to getting a replacement air filter, such as:

Increasing the life and efficiency of your system
A surefire way to cause a system failure is a dirty air filter. Excess 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 increase 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 home 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 house. A quality, clean air filter will help you breathe easy and stay healthy throughout allergy season.

Inspect your system or ask your HVAC technician for guidance on how regularly you should be changing your filter. For the majority of the filters through Cooler Tymes LLC, we recommend an annual change with the highest MERV filter available. Not sure if it’s the right time to change your air filter? You can always ask our Litchfield Park experts about filter options, timing or any other tips on staying comfortable this spring. Give us a call at 623-208-6444 to schedule an appointment with us at your convenience.

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