Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We emphasize regular maintenance on your heating and cooling system constantly, but this doesn’t just mean annual tune-ups – it also involves checking your air filters. It’s a simple way to help keep your system working smoothly and improve your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it by yourself! Now is the best time to inspect your filter, as the cooler weather comes to an end and the warmer weather is on the horizon. 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. Additional dirt that is built up on your filter can cause your whole system to work harder than it should to keep the air in your home cool. Not only will it hinder the performance of your system, but it can escalate your utility bills and end with an overheated system.

Increasing indoor air quality
The purpose of an air filter is that it catches contaminants through your air system before it flows into your home. 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 home, particularly if someone in your house suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring near, pollen and mold are especially prone to be hanging around and you certainly don’t like the idea of it circulating in your house. A quality, clean air filter will help your household breathe easy and stay healthy throughout allergy season.

Check your system or ask your HVAC technician for recommendations on how often you should be changing your filter. For many filters through Air Temperature Control, we recommend an annual change with the highest MERV filter that is offered. Not sure if it’s the right time to replace your air filter? You can always ask our Macon experts about filter options, timing or any other hints on optimizing your indoor air quality this spring. Give us a call at 478-202-3170 to book an appointment with us at any time.

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