Why you should replace your air filter this winter

December 13, 2016

We encourage routine maintenance on your heating and cooling system constantly, but this doesn’t only mean annual tune-ups – it also involves checking your air filters. It’s an easy way to help keep your system working smoothly and improve your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it by yourself! This is the perfect time to inspect your filter, as the cooler weather comes to an end and heat is nearing. There are several benefits to changing out your air filter, such as:

Lengthening the life and efficiency of your system
A definite way to trigger a system failure is a dirty air filter. Extra dirt that is built up on your filter can cause 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 escalate your utility bills and cause your system to overheat.

Enhancing indoor air quality
The goal of an air filter is that it grabs contaminants through your air system before it enters your residence. The older a filter gets, the less efficient it is in grabbing things like dust and mold that can hurt the health and comfort of your house, which is even more critical if someone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring near, pollen and mold are especially expected to be hanging around and you certainly don’t like the idea of it traveling in your home. A quality, clean air filter will help you breathe easy and stay healthy all through the allergy season.

Examine your system or chat with your local HVAC expert for suggestions on how often you should be changing your filter. For many filters through Home Comfort Heating & Air, we recommend an annual change with the highest MERV filter available. Not sure if it’s the ideal time to replace your air filter? Feel free to ask our Elk River experts about filter options, timing or any other ideas on home comfort this spring. Contact us at 763-276-0617 to schedule an appointment with us when it’s convenient for you.