Why you should replace your air filter this winter

December 13, 2016

We emphasize preventative maintenance on your HVAC system constantly, but this doesn’t simply mean ongoing tune-ups – it also means looking at your air filters. It’s a quick way to help keep your system operating smoothly and improve your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it on your own! Now is the ideal time to check your filter, as the cooler weather comes to a conclusion and summer is nearing. There are a lot of benefits to getting a replacement air filter, such as:

Increasing the life and efficiency of your system
A surefire way to trigger a system interruption is a dirty air filter. Extra dirt that is built up on your filter can cause your whole system to operate harder than it should to keep your home cool. Not only will it hamper the performance of your system, but it can increase your utility bills and cause your system to overheat.

Enhancing indoor air quality
The purpose of an air filter is that it catches contaminants through your air system before it enters your home. After the filter has been in for a while, the less capable it is in trapping things like dust and mold that can hurt the health and comfort of your indoor space, especially if someone in your house suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring around the corner, pollen and mold are especially prone to be hanging around and you don’t want them moving in your indoor space. A quality, clean air filter will help your household breathe easy and remain healthy throughout allergy season.

Examine your system or chat with your local HVAC expert for recommendations on how often you should be swapping out your filter. For the majority of the filters through Age Heating & Cooling, we suggest an annual change with the highest MERV filter that is offered. Not sure if it’s the best time to exchange your air filter? Don’t hesitate to ask our Sandpoint experts about filter options, timing or any other tips on optimizing your indoor air quality this spring. Give us a call at 208-578-4258 to book an appointment with us when it’s convenient for you.