Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We emphasize preventative maintenance on your HVAC system constantly, but this doesn’t only mean ongoing tune-ups – it also means checking your air filters. It’s a quick way to help keep your system operating smoothly and increase your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it by yourself! Now is the best time to inspect your filter, as winter comes to a close and heat is nearing. 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 trigger a system breakdown is a dirty air filter. Additional dirt that accumulates on your filter can cause your whole system to operate harder than it should to keep you cool. Not only will it hinder the performance of your system, but it can impact your energy costs and result in your system overheating.

Enhancing 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 efficient it is in trapping things like dust and mold that can impact the health and comfort of your indoor space, particularly if someone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma. With warmer temps around the corner, pollen and mold are especially likely to be hanging around and you would prefer they aren’t circulating in your house. A quality, clean air filter will help your household breathe easy and remain healthy throughout allergy season.

Inspect your system or chat with your local HVAC expert for recommendations on how regularly you should be putting in a replacement filter. For many filters through Cool Air Solutions, we advise an annual change with the highest MERV filter you have access to. Not sure if it’s the right time to change your air filter? Feel free to ask our Murrieta experts about different filters, timing or any other tips on optimizing your indoor air quality this spring. Contact us at 951-299-9853 to book an appointment with us at any time.

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