Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We encourage routine maintenance on your HVAC system constantly, but this doesn’t just mean annual tune-ups – it also involves checking 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 by yourself! This is the ideal time to examine your filter, as the cooler weather comes to a close and summer is nearing. There are many benefits to changing out your air filter, such as:

Extending the life and efficiency of your system
A surefire way to trigger a system failure is a dirty air filter. Extra dirt that gathers 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 hamper the performance of your system, but it can increase your utility bills and end with an overheated system.

Increasing indoor air quality
The goal of an air filter is that it snatches contaminants through your air system before it reaches your home. The older a filter gets, the less capable it is in trapping things like dust and mold that can impact the health and comfort of your indoor space, especially 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 would prefer they aren’t circulating in your house. A quality, clean air filter will help you breathe easy and stay healthy all through the allergy season.

Examine your system or current air filter provider for recommendations on how regularly you should be swapping out your filter. For many filters through McFadden Heating & Cooling, we recommend an annual change with the highest MERV filter available. Not sure if it’s the best time to replace your air filter? Don’t hesitate to ask our Dresden experts about filter options, timing or any other hints on home comfort this spring. Call us at 1-866-781-0111 to arrange an appointment with us at any time.

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