Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We emphasize regular maintenance on your heating and cooling system frequently, but this doesn’t only mean annual tune-ups – it also involves looking at your air filters. It’s an easy way to help keep your system running smoothly and improve your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it by yourself! Now is the perfect time to inspect your filter, as the cooler weather comes to an end and summer is on the horizon. There are a lot of benefits to changing out your air filter, such as:

Increasing the life and efficiency of your system
A surefire way to cause a system interruption is a dirty air filter. Additional dirt that is built up on your filter can force 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 reason for an air filter is that it catches contaminants through your air system before it flows into your house. After the filter has been in for a while, the less efficient it is in grabbing things like dust and mold that can hurt the health and comfort of your house, 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 moving in your home. A quality, clean air filter will help your household breathe easy and remain healthy throughout allergy season.

Inspect your system or current air filter provider for recommendations on how often you should be putting in a replacement filter. For many filters through Air Temperature Control, we suggest an annual change with the highest MERV filter that is offered. Not sure if it’s the best time to replace your air filter? You can always ask our Macon experts about different filters, timing or any other tips on optimizing your indoor air quality this spring. Contact us at 478-202-3170 to book an appointment with us at any time.

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