Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We emphasize routine maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment constantly, but this doesn’t only mean ongoing tune-ups – it also involves assessing your air filters. It’s a quick way to help keep your system operating smoothly and enhance your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it all yourself! Today is the best time to inspect your filter, as the cold season comes to a conclusion and the warmer weather is approaching. There are many benefits to switching out your air filter for a replacement, such as:

Increasing the life and efficiency of your system
A surefire way to cause a system breakdown is a dirty air filter. Excess dirt that gathers on your filter can influence your whole system to operate harder than it should to keep your home cool. Not only will it impact the performance of your system, but it can impact your utility bills and end with an overheated system.

Improving indoor air quality
The goal of an air filter is that it grabs contaminants through your air system before it enters your home. The older a filter gets, the less capable it is in grabbing things like dust and mold that can hurt the health and comfort of your house, particularly if someone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma. With increased temperatures near, pollen and mold are especially prone to be hanging around and you certainly don’t like the idea of it traveling in your indoor space. A quality, clean air filter will help you breathe easy and remain healthy during allergy season.

Check your system or current air filter provider for suggestions on how frequently you should be swapping out your filter. For many filters through Air Unlimited Heating & Cooling, we recommend 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 Liberty experts about filter options, timing or any other tips on staying comfortable this spring. Give us a call at 816-286-7258 to schedule an appointment with us at any time.

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