Why you should replace your air filter this winter

December 13, 2016

We stress routine maintenance on your HVAC system constantly, but this doesn’t simply mean annual tune-ups – it also involves checking 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 all yourself! This is the ideal time to examine your filter, as winter comes to an end and the warmer weather is nearing. There are several benefits to changing out your air filter, such as:

Lengthening the life and efficiency of your system
A guaranteed way to cause a system breakdown is a dirty air filter. Excess dirt that is built up on your filter can cause your whole system to work harder than it should to keep the air in your home cool. Not only will it hamper the performance of your system, but it can escalate your energy costs and end with an overheated system.

Improving indoor air quality
The reason for an air filter is that it catches contaminants through your air system before it enters your house. As the filter gets older, the less efficient it is in grabbing things like dust and mold that can affect the health and comfort of your house, especially if someone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring coming up, pollen and mold are especially prone to be hanging around and you would prefer they aren’t traveling in your indoor space. A quality, clean air filter will help your household breathe easy and keep healthy throughout allergy season.

Check your system or ask your HVAC technician for recommendations on how often you should be putting in a replacement filter. For the majority of the filters through Dearing's Service & Solutions, we suggest an annual change with the highest MERV filter that is offered. Not sure if it’s the ideal time to change your air filter? You can always ask our Huntingburg experts about what filters are available, timing or any other tips on optimizing your indoor air quality this spring. Give us a call at 812-200-5844 to arrange an appointment with us when it’s convenient for you.