Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We emphasize preventative maintenance on your HVAC system frequently, but this doesn’t simply mean annual tune-ups – it also means checking your air filters. It’s a quick way to help keep your system working smoothly and enhance your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it all yourself! Now is the best time to check your filter, as winter comes to a close and heat is approaching. There are a lot of benefits to changing out your air filter, such as:

Extending the life and efficiency of your system
A guaranteed way to trigger a system breakdown is a dirty air filter. Additional dirt that is built up 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 impact your energy costs and cause your system to overheat.

Enhancing indoor air quality
The goal of an air filter is that it snatches contaminants through your air system before it flows into your residence. As the filter gets older, the less efficient it is in trapping things like dust and mold that can hurt the health and comfort of your home, especially if someone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma. With warmer temps near, pollen and mold are especially prone to be hanging around and you certainly don’t like the idea of it moving in your indoor space. A quality, clean air filter will help your household breathe easy and keep healthy during allergy season.

Inspect your system or current air filter provider for guidance on how frequently you should be swapping out your filter. For many filters through Local HVAC Repair & Service , we advise an annual change with the highest MERV filter you have access to. Not sure if it’s the right time to change your air filter? Feel free to ask our Wheeling experts about filter options, timing or any other hints on optimizing your indoor air quality this spring. Give us a call at 224-300-4806 to book an appointment with us at your convenience.

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