Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We encourage preventative maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment all the time, but this doesn’t only mean annual tune-ups – it also refers to checking your air filters. It’s a simple way to help keep your system running smoothly and increase your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it all yourself! Today is the best time to examine your filter, as the cooler weather comes to a conclusion and the warmer weather is nearing. There are many benefits to changing out your air filter, such as:

Extending the life and efficiency of your system
A guaranteed way to cause a system interruption is a dirty air filter. Excess dirt that is built up on your filter can cause your whole system to work harder than it should to keep you cool. Not only will it impact the performance of your system, but it can escalate your energy costs and cause your system to overheat.

Enhancing indoor air quality
The reason for an air filter is that it grabs contaminants through your air system before it reaches your residence. As the filter gets older, the less effective it is in trapping things like dust and mold that can impact the health and comfort of your home, particularly if someone in your house suffers from allergies or asthma. With warmer temps around the corner, pollen and mold are especially expected to be hanging around and you don’t want them circulating in your indoor space. A quality, clean air filter will help your household breathe easy and keep healthy throughout allergy season.

Check your system or current air filter provider for suggestions on how regularly you should be swapping out your filter. For most filters through True Heating & Cooling, we recommend an annual change with the highest MERV filter available. Not sure if it’s the best time to change your air filter? Feel free to ask our Westminster experts about what filters are available, timing or any other hints on optimizing your indoor air quality this spring. Call us at 720-316-1898 to schedule an appointment with us when it’s convenient for you.

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