Why you should replace your air filter this winter

December 13, 2016

We encourage routine maintenance on your heating and cooling system all the time, but this doesn’t simply mean yearly tune-ups – it also involves checking your air filters. It’s a simple way to help keep your system working smoothly and enhance your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it all yourself! Today is the best time to inspect your filter, as the cold season comes to a close and heat is approaching. There are a lot of benefits to switching out your air filter for a replacement, such as:

Increasing 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 cause 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 increase your utility bills and result in your system overheating.

Increasing indoor air quality
The reason for an air filter is that it catches contaminants through your air system before it reaches your residence. The older a filter gets, the less capable it is in catching things like dust and mold that can hurt the health and comfort of your house, which is even more critical if someone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma. With increased temperatures coming up, pollen and mold are especially expected to be hanging around and you would prefer they aren’t circulating in your house. A quality, clean air filter will help your family breathe easy and keep healthy all through the allergy season.

Check your system or chat with your local HVAC expert for suggestions on how frequently you should be swapping out your filter. For many filters through Air Houston Mechanical LLC, we advise an annual change with the highest MERV filter you have access to. Not sure if it’s the best time to change your air filter? Feel free to ask our Huffman experts about filter options, timing or any other tips on optimizing your indoor air quality this spring. Call us at 832-777-1521 to arrange an appointment with us at any time.