Why you should replace your air filter this winter

December 13, 2016

We stress routine maintenance on your HVAC system frequently, but this doesn’t only mean ongoing tune-ups – it also means assessing your air filters. It’s a quick way to help keep your system working smoothly and enhance your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it all yourself! This is the perfect time to examine your filter, as the cold season comes to a close and heat is nearing. There are many benefits to changing out your air filter, such as:

Extending the life and efficiency of your system
A definite way to instigate a system interruption is a dirty air filter. Excess dirt that accumulates on your filter can influence 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 impact your utility bills and result in your system overheating.

Enhancing indoor air quality
The goal of 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 effective it is in grabbing things like dust and mold that can hurt the health and comfort of your indoor space, which is even more critical if someone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma. With warmer temps near, pollen and mold are especially expected to be hanging around and you certainly don’t like the idea of it traveling in your home. A quality, clean air filter will help your family breathe easy and keep healthy all through the allergy season.

Check your system or ask your HVAC technician for suggestions on how regularly you should be changing your filter. For many filters through E.B. Air, LLC, we suggest an annual change with the highest MERV filter you have access to. Not sure if it’s the best time to exchange your air filter? You can always ask our East Bernard experts about filter options, timing or any other ideas on optimizing your indoor air quality this spring. Give us a call at 979-335-4262 to arrange an appointment with us at your convenience.