Why you should replace your air filter this winter

December 13, 2016

We stress regular maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment constantly, but this doesn’t simply mean ongoing tune-ups – it also refers to looking at your air filters. It’s an easy way to help keep your system running smoothly and increase your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it all yourself! This is the best time to check your filter, as winter comes to a conclusion and heat is approaching. There are several benefits to getting a replacement air filter, such as:

Lengthening the life and efficiency of your system
A definite way to instigate a system failure is a dirty air filter. Extra dirt that accumulates on your filter can force your whole system to run harder than it should to keep you cool. Not only will it hinder the performance of your system, but it can impact your energy costs and cause your system to overheat.

Improving indoor air quality
The purpose of an air filter is that it grabs contaminants through your air system before it flows into your home. As the filter gets older, the less efficient it is in grabbing things like dust and mold that can affect the health and comfort of your home, 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 likely to be hanging around and you certainly don’t like the idea of it circulating in your indoor space. A quality, clean air filter will help your household breathe easy and remain healthy during allergy season.

Check your system or current air filter provider for suggestions on how regularly you should be putting in a replacement filter. For many filters through Evenaire Heating & Air Conditioning, we recommend 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 Pflugerville experts about what filters are available, timing or any other tips on staying comfortable this spring. Call us at 512-355-1482 to book an appointment with us when it’s convenient for you.