Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We encourage routine maintenance on your HVAC system all the time, but this doesn’t simply mean annual tune-ups – it also refers to assessing your air filters. It’s a simple way to help keep your system operating smoothly and improve your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it on your own! This is the ideal time to inspect your filter, as the cooler weather comes to an end and summer is approaching. There are several benefits to getting a replacement air filter, such as:

Extending the life and efficiency of your system
A guaranteed way to trigger a system interruption is a dirty air filter. Extra dirt that is built up on your filter can force your whole system to work harder than it should to keep your home cool. Not only will it impact the performance of your system, but it can impact your utility bills and end with an overheated system.

Enhancing indoor air quality
The reason for an air filter is that it catches contaminants through your air system before it enters your residence. After the filter has been in for a while, the less effective it is in catching things like dust and mold that can affect the health and comfort of your indoor space, especially if someone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma. With warmer temps coming up, pollen and mold are especially expected to be hanging around and you don’t want them moving in your house. A quality, clean air filter will help your household breathe easy and stay healthy all through the allergy season.

Inspect your system or ask your HVAC technician for suggestions on how often you should be swapping out your filter. For the majority of the filters through C-N-O Comfort Zone, we advise an annual change with the highest MERV filter that is offered. Not sure if it’s the ideal time to replace your air filter? You can always ask our Saint Peters experts about different filters, timing or any other ideas on home comfort this spring. Give us a call at 636-255-8997 to book an appointment with us at any time.

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