Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We stress routine maintenance on your heating and cooling system frequently, 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 increase your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it all yourself! Today is the ideal time to examine your filter, as winter comes to an end and summer is nearing. There are a lot of benefits to switching out your air filter for a replacement, such as:

Extending the life and efficiency of your system
A surefire way to trigger a system interruption is a dirty air filter. Extra dirt that accumulates 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 hamper the performance of your system, but it can escalate your utility bills and result in your system overheating.

Improving indoor air quality
The goal of an air filter is that it catches contaminants through your air system before it enters your residence. As the filter gets older, the less efficient it is in catching things like dust and mold that can impact the health and comfort of your house, especially if someone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma. With warmer temps near, pollen and mold are especially prone 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 during allergy season.

Examine your system or chat with your local HVAC expert for suggestions on how regularly you should be swapping out your filter. For the majority of the filters through Rescue Heating & Air , we suggest an annual change with the highest MERV filter available. Not sure if it’s the best time to exchange your air filter? Feel free to ask our Alice experts about filter options, timing or any other hints on home comfort this spring. Contact us at 361-265-4371 to book an appointment with us at any time.

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