We emphasize preventative maintenance on your HVAC system frequently, but this doesn’t only mean yearly tune-ups – it also means checking your air filters. It’s a quick way to help keep your system working smoothly and improve your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it on your own! Now is the best time to check your filter, as winter comes to a close and the warmer weather is nearing. There are several benefits to changing out your air filter, such as:
Increasing the life and efficiency of your system
A definite way to cause a system breakdown is a dirty air filter. Extra dirt that gathers on your filter can force your whole system to work harder than it should to keep the air in your home cool. Not only will it impact the performance of your system, but it can escalate your utility bills and end with an overheated system.
Improving indoor air quality
The reason for an air filter is that it catches contaminants through your air system before it reaches your house. The older a filter gets, the less capable it is in catching things like dust and mold that can hurt the health and comfort of your home, particularly if someone in your house suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring coming up, pollen and mold are especially prone to be hanging around and you don’t want them traveling in your indoor space. A quality, clean air filter will help your family breathe easy and keep healthy during allergy season.
Examine your system or chat with your local HVAC expert for suggestions on how often you should be changing your filter. For many filters through Anderson Heating & A/C, we suggest an annual change with the highest MERV filter you have access to. Not sure if it’s the best time to replace your air filter? You can always ask our Carson City experts about different filters, timing or any other hints on optimizing your indoor air quality this spring. Contact us at 775-230-7628 to schedule an appointment with us at any time.