Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We emphasize routine maintenance on your heating and cooling system frequently, but this doesn’t just mean ongoing tune-ups – it also refers to looking at your air filters. It’s a quick way to help keep your system running smoothly and enhance your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it by yourself! This is the best time to examine your filter, as winter comes to a conclusion and summer is on the horizon. There are several benefits to getting a replacement air filter, such as:

Lengthening the life and efficiency of your system
A surefire way to cause a system failure is a dirty air filter. Excess dirt that is built up on your filter can cause your whole system to operate 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 increase your utility bills and end with an overheated system.

Increasing indoor air quality
The reason for an air filter is that it grabs contaminants through your air system before it reaches your house. After the filter has been in for a while, the less capable it is in trapping things like dust and mold that can hurt the health and comfort of your house, especially if someone in your house suffers from allergies or asthma. With increased temperatures near, pollen and mold are especially expected to be hanging around and you would prefer they aren’t moving in your indoor space. A quality, clean air filter will help your family breathe easy and remain healthy during allergy season.

Examine your system or chat with your local HVAC expert for recommendations on how often you should be swapping out your filter. For most filters through All Weather Heating & Air Conditioning Inc, 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? Feel free to ask our Huntsville experts about filter options, timing or any other tips on optimizing your indoor air quality this spring. Call us at 256-801-4701 to schedule an appointment with us at any time.

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