Why you should replace your air filter this winter

December 13, 2016

We emphasize routine maintenance on your heating and cooling system all the time, but this doesn’t only mean annual tune-ups – it also means assessing 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 all yourself! This is the best time to examine your filter, as the cooler weather comes to a conclusion and heat is nearing. There are several benefits to changing out your air filter, such as:

Extending the life and efficiency of your system
A surefire way to trigger a system breakdown is a dirty air filter. Excess dirt that is built up on your filter can force your whole system to run harder than it should to keep you cool. Not only will it hinder the performance of your system, but it can escalate your energy costs and result in your system overheating.

Improving indoor air quality
The goal of an air filter is that it snatches contaminants through your air system before it reaches your residence. As the filter gets older, the less capable it is in catching things like dust and mold that can hurt the health and comfort of your home, which is even more critical if someone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring near, pollen and mold are especially likely 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 household breathe easy and stay healthy throughout allergy season.

Examine your system or ask your HVAC technician for recommendations on how regularly you should be swapping out your filter. For many filters through Air Service Co., 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 Muldrow experts about filter options, timing or any other hints on staying comfortable this spring. Call us at 918-212-8943 to schedule an appointment with us when it’s convenient for you.