Why you should replace your air filter this winter

December 13, 2016

We stress preventative maintenance on your HVAC system frequently, but this doesn’t just mean ongoing tune-ups – it also refers to looking at your air filters. It’s an easy way to help keep your system operating smoothly and improve your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it by yourself! This is the perfect time to check your filter, as the cold season comes to a conclusion and heat is approaching. There are a lot of benefits to changing out your air filter, such as:

Increasing the life and efficiency of your system
A guaranteed way to instigate a system failure is a dirty air filter. Excess dirt that is built up on your filter can influence your whole system to work harder than it should to keep the air in your home cool. Not only will it impact the performance of your system, but it can escalate your utility bills and result in your system overheating.

Increasing indoor air quality
The purpose of an air filter is that it snatches contaminants through your air system before it reaches your residence. The older a filter gets, the less efficient it is in catching things like dust and mold that can hurt the health and comfort of your indoor space, particularly if someone in your house suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring around the corner, pollen and mold are especially prone to be hanging around and you don’t want them circulating in your indoor space. A quality, clean air filter will help your household breathe easy and stay healthy all through the allergy season.

Examine your system or ask your HVAC technician for recommendations on how regularly you should be putting in a replacement filter. For most filters through Air Quality Solutions, we suggest 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? You can always ask our Grove City experts about what filters are available, timing or any other ideas on home comfort this spring. Contact us at 614-871-4144 to schedule an appointment with us at any time.