Why you should replace your air filter this winter

December 13, 2016

We encourage routine maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment frequently, but this doesn’t simply mean yearly tune-ups – it also refers to checking your air filters. It’s an easy way to help keep your system working smoothly and increase your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it by yourself! Today is the ideal time to check your filter, as the cold season comes to an end and heat is nearing. There are many benefits to switching out your air filter for a replacement, such as:

Extending the life and efficiency of your system
A definite way to cause a system interruption is a dirty air filter. Extra dirt that accumulates on your filter can force your whole system to run harder than it should to keep you cool. Not only will it hamper the performance of your system, but it can impact your energy costs 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 enters your residence. After the filter has been in for a while, the less effective it is in catching things like dust and mold that can hurt the health and comfort of your indoor space, particularly if someone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma. With increased temperatures near, pollen and mold are especially expected to be hanging around and you certainly don’t like the idea of it traveling in your indoor space. A quality, clean air filter will help you breathe easy and remain healthy during allergy season.

Inspect your system or chat with your local HVAC expert for guidance on how often you should be changing your filter. For the majority of the filters through Durable Service , we recommend an annual change with the highest MERV filter available. Not sure if it’s the best time to change your air filter? Don’t hesitate to ask our Holdrege experts about filter options, timing or any other hints on home comfort this spring. Contact us at 308-995-8177 to arrange an appointment with us when it’s convenient for you.