Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We emphasize preventative maintenance on your HVAC system constantly, but this doesn’t just mean annual 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! Today is the perfect time to check your filter, as the cold season comes to a close and heat is on the horizon. There are many benefits to switching out your air filter for a replacement, such as:

Extending the life and efficiency of your system
A guaranteed way to trigger a system failure 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 your home 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 flows into your residence. After the filter has been in for a while, the less effective it is in trapping things like dust and mold that can affect the health and comfort of your indoor space, especially 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 don’t want them moving in your home. 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 changing your filter. For many filters through Cool Air Solutions, we advise an annual change with the highest MERV filter available. Not sure if it’s the best time to replace your air filter? Feel free to ask our Murrieta experts about different filters, timing or any other hints on optimizing your indoor air quality this spring. Give us a call at 951-299-9853 to schedule an appointment with us at any time.

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