Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We stress routine maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment all the time, but this doesn’t simply mean yearly tune-ups – it also means assessing your air filters. It’s an easy way to help keep your system running smoothly and enhance your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it on your own! Today is the best time to inspect your filter, as the cooler weather comes to a conclusion and the warmer weather is nearing. There are many benefits to getting a replacement air filter, such as:

Lengthening the life and efficiency of your system
A surefire way to instigate a system breakdown is a dirty air filter. Additional dirt that gathers on your filter can force your whole system to operate harder than it should to keep you cool. Not only will it hinder the performance of your system, but it can increase your energy costs and result in your system overheating.

Enhancing indoor air quality
The purpose of an air filter is that it catches contaminants through your air system before it reaches your house. As the filter gets older, the less effective it is in grabbing things like dust and mold that can hurt the health and comfort of your house, particularly if someone in your house suffers from allergies or asthma. With warmer temps near, pollen and mold are especially prone to be hanging around and you don’t want them traveling in your indoor space. A quality, clean air filter will help your family breathe easy and keep healthy all through the allergy season.

Examine your system or ask your HVAC technician for recommendations on how often you should be swapping out your filter. For most filters through House of Heating Incorporated, we recommend an annual change with the highest MERV filter that is offered. Not sure if it’s the right time to exchange your air filter? Don’t hesitate to ask our Marshfield experts about what filters are available, timing or any other hints on staying comfortable this spring. Call us at 888-384-3163 to schedule an appointment with us when it’s convenient for you.

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