Why you should replace your air filter this winter

Air Quality

We encourage preventative maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment all the time, but this doesn’t simply mean annual tune-ups – it also involves checking your air filters. It’s a simple way to help keep your system running smoothly and improve your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it by yourself! Now is the ideal time to inspect your filter, as the cold season comes to an end and the warmer weather is on the horizon. There are several benefits to changing out your air filter, such as:

Increasing the life and efficiency of your system
A guaranteed way to instigate a system breakdown 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 you cool. Not only will it hinder the performance of your system, but it can increase your utility bills 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 enters your residence. The older a filter gets, the less efficient it is in grabbing things like dust and mold that can hurt the health and comfort of your home, especially if someone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring around the corner, pollen and mold are especially expected to be hanging around and you don’t want them traveling in your house. A quality, clean air filter will help your family breathe easy and stay healthy during allergy season.

Check your system or current air filter provider for recommendations on how frequently you should be changing your filter. For most filters through E B Air Conditioning & Heating Service, we advise an annual change with the highest MERV filter available. Not sure if it’s the ideal time to replace your air filter? You can always ask our East Bernard experts about what filters are available, timing or any other tips on staying comfortable this spring. Give us a call at 979-335-4262 or schedule an appointment with us online at any time.

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