Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We encourage preventative maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment constantly, but this doesn’t just mean ongoing 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 by yourself! This is the ideal time to examine your filter, as the cooler weather comes to an end and the warmer weather is nearing. There are many benefits to changing out your air filter, such as:

Increasing the life and efficiency of your system
A surefire way to cause a system breakdown is a dirty air filter. Excess dirt that gathers 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 hamper the performance of your system, but it can escalate your utility bills and end with an overheated system.

Improving 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 catching things like dust and mold that can affect the health and comfort of your indoor space, especially if someone in your home 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 moving in your home. A quality, clean air filter will help you breathe easy and remain healthy all through the allergy season.

Examine your system or ask your HVAC technician for suggestions 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 you have access to. Not sure if it’s the right time to change your air filter? You can always ask our Dresden experts about filter options, timing or any other tips 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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