Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We stress regular maintenance on your HVAC system constantly, but this doesn’t simply mean annual tune-ups – it also involves assessing your air filters. It’s a simple way to help keep your system operating smoothly and improve your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it on your own! This is the perfect time to check your filter, as the cold season comes to a conclusion and summer is nearing. There are many benefits to getting a replacement air filter, such as:

Lengthening the life and efficiency of your system
A guaranteed way to trigger a system interruption is a dirty air filter. Excess dirt that is built up 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 utility bills 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 enters your house. 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 home, which is even more critical if someone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring around the corner, pollen and mold are especially expected to be hanging around and you would prefer they aren’t circulating in your indoor space. A quality, clean air filter will help you breathe easy and remain healthy all through the allergy season.

Check your system or ask your HVAC technician for suggestions on how frequently you should be putting in a replacement filter. For many filters through Anderson Heating & A/C, we suggest an annual change with the highest MERV filter that is offered. Not sure if it’s the best time to replace your air filter? Don’t hesitate to ask our Carson City experts about different filters, timing or any other ideas on home comfort this spring. Contact us at 775-230-7628 to book an appointment with us at any time.

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