Why you should replace your air filter this winter

Air Quality

We encourage preventative maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment constantly, but this doesn’t just mean annual tune-ups – it also refers to checking 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 an end and heat is on the horizon. There are several benefits to changing out your air filter, such as:

Increasing the life and efficiency of your system
A surefire way to cause a system breakdown is a dirty air filter. Excess dirt that is built up on your filter can influence your whole system to work 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 cause your system to overheat.

Improving indoor air quality
The reason for an air filter is that it grabs contaminants through your air system before it enters your residence. The older a filter gets, 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 spring around the corner, pollen and mold are especially expected 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 stay healthy during allergy season.

Inspect your system or current air filter provider for guidance on how regularly you should be changing your filter. For most 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 or schedule an appointment with us online at any time.

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