Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We encourage regular maintenance on your HVAC system frequently, but this doesn’t simply mean annual tune-ups – it also involves assessing your air filters. It’s an easy way to help keep your system operating smoothly and increase your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it all yourself! This is the best time to inspect your filter, as the cold season comes to a conclusion and summer is nearing. There are several benefits to getting a replacement air filter, such as:

Lengthening the life and efficiency of your system
A guaranteed way to cause a system interruption is a dirty air filter. Excess dirt that gathers on your filter can influence your whole system to run 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 impact your energy costs and end with an overheated system.

Enhancing indoor air quality
The goal of an air filter is that it grabs contaminants through your air system before it flows into your home. As the filter gets older, the less capable it is in grabbing things like dust and mold that can impact the health and comfort of your house, which is even more critical if someone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma. With warmer temps coming up, pollen and mold are especially expected to be hanging around and you don’t want them circulating in your indoor space. A quality, clean air filter will help your family breathe easy and remain healthy all through the allergy season.

Inspect your system or current air filter provider for suggestions on how frequently you should be changing your filter. For many filters through Anderson Heating & A/C, we recommend an annual change with the highest MERV filter that is offered. Not sure if it’s the best time to change your air filter? Don’t hesitate to ask our Carson City experts about filter options, timing or any other ideas on home comfort this spring. Contact us at 775-230-7628 to schedule an appointment with us at any time.

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