Why you should replace your air filter this winter

Air Quality

We encourage preventative maintenance on your heating and cooling system frequently, but this doesn’t simply 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 improve your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it by yourself! Today is the perfect time to inspect your filter, as winter comes to a conclusion and summer is on the horizon. There are several benefits to switching out your air filter for a replacement, such as:

Increasing the life and efficiency of your system
A guaranteed way to instigate a system breakdown is a dirty air filter. Additional dirt that accumulates on your filter can force 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 increase your utility bills and end with an overheated system.

Increasing indoor air quality
The goal of an air filter is that it grabs contaminants through your air system before it enters your residence. After the filter has been in for a while, the less capable it is in catching things like dust and mold that can impact the health and comfort of your house, which is even more critical if someone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring around the corner, pollen and mold are especially likely to be hanging around and you certainly don’t like the idea of it traveling in your indoor space. A quality, clean air filter will help your household breathe easy and remain healthy throughout allergy season.

Check your system or chat with your local HVAC expert for suggestions on how often you should be swapping out your filter. For many filters through Air Pro Heating & Cooling LLC, we suggest an annual change with the highest MERV filter that is offered. Not sure if it’s the ideal time to exchange your air filter? You can always ask our Vancouver experts about different filters, timing or any other tips on home comfort this spring. Give us a call at 360-464-1094 to schedule an appointment with us at any time.

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