Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We emphasize preventative maintenance on your heating and cooling system frequently, but this doesn’t simply mean ongoing tune-ups – it also involves assessing your air filters. It’s a simple way to help keep your system working smoothly and enhance your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it by yourself! This is the best time to examine your filter, as the cooler weather comes to a close and the warmer weather is approaching. There are many benefits to getting a replacement air filter, such as:

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

Improving indoor air quality
The reason for an air filter is that it snatches contaminants through your air system before it reaches your residence. After the filter has been in for a while, the less efficient it is in catching things like dust and mold that can hurt the health and comfort of your house, which is even more critical if someone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma. With increased temperatures around the corner, pollen and mold are especially likely to be hanging around and you certainly don’t like the idea of it circulating in your indoor space. A quality, clean air filter will help you breathe easy and remain healthy all through the allergy season.

Inspect your system or chat with your local HVAC expert for recommendations on how regularly you should be changing your filter. For most filters through Air Alliance Team, we suggest an annual change with the highest MERV filter that is offered. Not sure if it’s the best time to exchange your air filter? Feel free to ask our Saint Charles experts about what filters are available, timing or any other hints on optimizing your indoor air quality this spring. Give us a call at 636-229-1544 to book an appointment with us at any time.

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