Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We encourage regular maintenance on your heating and cooling system all the time, but this doesn’t only 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 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 a close and the warmer weather is nearing. There are several benefits to changing out your air filter, such as:

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

Improving indoor air quality
The goal of an air filter is that it catches 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 grabbing things like dust and mold that can hurt the health and comfort of your indoor space, which is even more critical if someone in your house suffers from allergies or asthma. With increased temperatures around the corner, pollen and mold are especially likely to be hanging around and you would prefer they aren’t traveling in your home. A quality, clean air filter will help your family breathe easy and keep healthy all through the 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 many filters through Four Seasons Air Conditioning and Heating LLC, we recommend an annual change with the highest MERV filter you have access to. Not sure if it’s the right time to replace your air filter? Don’t hesitate to ask our Kingsville experts about what filters are available, timing or any other tips on home comfort this spring. Give us a call at 361-214-1203 to book an appointment with us at your convenience.

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