Why you should replace your air filter this winter

Air Quality

We stress preventative maintenance on your HVAC system constantly, but this doesn’t just mean yearly tune-ups – it also involves looking at your air filters. It’s an easy way to help keep your system operating smoothly and enhance your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it on your own! Now is the ideal time to examine your filter, as the cold season comes to a conclusion and heat is nearing. There are several benefits to switching out your air filter for a replacement, such as:

Increasing the life and efficiency of your system
A surefire way to trigger a system breakdown is a dirty air filter. Excess dirt that gathers on your filter can influence your whole system to operate harder than it should to keep you cool. Not only will it hinder the performance of your system, but it can escalate your utility bills and cause your system to overheat.

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 trapping things like dust and mold that can affect the health and comfort of your indoor space, which is even more critical if someone in your home 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 home. A quality, clean air filter will help you breathe easy and stay healthy throughout allergy season.

Check your system or ask your HVAC technician for guidance on how frequently you should be putting in a replacement filter. For many filters through Dynamic Comfort Solutions, we recommend an annual change with the highest MERV filter available. Not sure if it’s the right time to change your air filter? You can always ask our Locust experts about different filters, timing or any other tips on home comfort this spring. Call us at 704-485-5506 to schedule an appointment with us at your convenience.

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