Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We stress routine maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment all the time, but this doesn’t simply mean yearly tune-ups – it also involves 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 by yourself! Today is the ideal time to check your filter, as winter comes to a conclusion and the warmer weather is nearing. 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 accumulates on your filter can force your whole system to operate harder than it should to keep your home 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 catches contaminants through your air system before it enters your residence. After the filter has been in for a while, the less efficient it is in grabbing things like dust and mold that can hurt the health and comfort of your indoor space, especially if someone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring around the corner, pollen and mold are especially likely to be hanging around and you don’t want them traveling in your home. A quality, clean air filter will help you breathe easy and stay healthy throughout allergy season.

Inspect your system or chat with your local HVAC expert for recommendations on how frequently you should be swapping out your filter. For the majority of the filters through E.B. Air, LLC, we advise an annual change with the highest MERV filter you have access to. Not sure if it’s the ideal time to change your air filter? Feel free to ask our East Bernard experts about what filters are available, timing or any other tips on optimizing your indoor air quality this spring. Call us at 979-335-4262 to book an appointment with us at any time.

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