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Why you should replace your air filter this winter

December 13, 2016

We stress regular maintenance on your heating and cooling system constantly, but this doesn’t simply mean yearly tune-ups – it also means looking at your air filters. It’s a simple way to help keep your system operating smoothly and enhance your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it by yourself! Today is the ideal time to check your filter, as the cooler weather comes to a close and summer is nearing. There are several benefits to getting a replacement air filter, such as:

Lengthening the life and efficiency of your system
A definite way to instigate a system interruption is a dirty air filter. Extra dirt that accumulates 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 hinder the performance of your system, but it can escalate your utility bills 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 home. After the filter has been in for a while, the less effective it is in catching things like dust and mold that can affect the health and comfort of your home, which is even more critical if someone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma. With warmer temps around the corner, pollen and mold are especially prone to be hanging around and you don’t want them traveling in your indoor space. A quality, clean air filter will help your family breathe easy and keep healthy during allergy season.

Examine your system or chat with your local HVAC expert for guidance on how regularly you should be putting in a replacement filter. For many filters through Winters Heating and Cooling, we suggest an annual change with the highest MERV filter that is offered. Not sure if it’s the ideal time to replace your air filter? You can always ask our Franklin experts about what filters are available, timing or any other tips on home comfort this spring. Contact us at 317-406-5783 to book an appointment with us at your convenience.