Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We encourage preventative maintenance on your HVAC system all the time, but this doesn’t just mean annual tune-ups – it also refers to looking at your air filters. It’s a simple way to help keep your system running smoothly and increase your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it by yourself! This is the perfect time to examine your filter, as the cooler weather comes to a conclusion and heat is on the horizon. There are several benefits to getting a replacement air filter, such as:

Lengthening the life and efficiency of your system
A surefire way to cause a system interruption is a dirty air filter. Extra dirt that is built up on your filter can influence your whole system to operate harder than it should to keep you cool. Not only will it hinder the performance of your system, but it can impact your utility bills and end with an overheated system.

Improving indoor air quality
The reason for an air filter is that it grabs contaminants through your air system before it reaches your residence. The older a filter gets, the less effective it is in catching things like dust and mold that can affect the health and comfort of your indoor space, particularly if someone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring coming up, pollen and mold are especially likely 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 keep healthy during allergy season.

Examine your system or ask your HVAC technician for recommendations on how frequently you should be putting in a replacement filter. For many filters through Scott Temperature, we recommend an annual change with the highest MERV filter you have access to. Not sure if it’s the right time to change your air filter? Feel free to ask our Lawrence experts about filter options, timing or any other tips on home comfort this spring. Contact us at 785-269-0465 to arrange an appointment with us at any time.

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