Why you should replace your air filter this winter

December 13, 2016

We emphasize routine maintenance on your HVAC system frequently, but this doesn’t simply mean yearly tune-ups – it also means looking at your air filters. It’s a quick way to help keep your system working smoothly and improve your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it on your own! Now is the perfect time to inspect your filter, as winter comes to an end and the warmer weather is nearing. There are several benefits to changing out your air filter, such as:

Extending the life and efficiency of your system
A guaranteed way to trigger a system failure is a dirty air filter. Extra dirt that gathers on your filter can force your whole system to operate harder than it should to keep the air in your home cool. Not only will it hinder the performance of your system, but it can escalate your energy costs and cause your system to overheat.

Improving indoor air quality
The purpose of an air filter is that it catches contaminants through your air system before it reaches your home. As the filter gets older, the less efficient it is in trapping things like dust and mold that can impact the health and comfort of your home, particularly if someone in your house suffers from allergies or asthma. With warmer temps coming up, pollen and mold are especially prone to be hanging around and you certainly don’t like the idea of it circulating in your house. A quality, clean air filter will help your household breathe easy and keep healthy throughout allergy season.

Inspect your system or current air filter provider for guidance on how regularly you should be changing your filter. For the majority of the filters through House of Heating Incorporated, we recommend an annual change with the highest MERV filter available. Not sure if it’s the right time to exchange your air filter? Feel free to ask our Marshfield experts about filter options, timing or any other ideas on staying comfortable this spring. Give us a call at 715-384-3163 to schedule an appointment with us at your convenience.