Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We emphasize routine maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment all the time, but this doesn’t simply mean ongoing tune-ups – it also means assessing your air filters. It’s a simple way to help keep your system running smoothly and increase your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it by yourself! Today is the ideal time to inspect your filter, as winter comes to a conclusion and summer is nearing. There are a lot of benefits to changing out your air filter, such as:

Extending the life and efficiency of your system
A definite way to cause a system interruption is a dirty air filter. Extra dirt that gathers on your filter can cause your whole system to run harder than it should to keep the air in your home cool. Not only will it hamper the performance of your system, but it can escalate your utility bills and end with an overheated system.

Improving indoor air quality
The reason for an air filter is that it snatches contaminants through your air system before it flows into your home. 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, especially if someone in your house suffers from allergies or asthma. With increased temperatures coming up, pollen and mold are especially expected to be hanging around and you certainly don’t like the idea of it traveling in your indoor space. A quality, clean air filter will help your household breathe easy and remain healthy all through the allergy season.

Examine your system or chat with your local HVAC expert for suggestions on how frequently you should be putting in a replacement filter. For the majority of the filters through Air Houston Mechanical LLC, we advise an annual change with the highest MERV filter that is offered. Not sure if it’s the ideal time to exchange your air filter? You can always ask our Huffman experts about filter options, timing or any other hints on staying comfortable this spring. Contact us at 832-777-1521 to book an appointment with us at any time.

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