Why you should replace your air filter this winter

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

Lengthening the life and efficiency of your system
A definite way to cause a system interruption is a dirty air filter. Excess 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 hamper the performance of your system, but it can impact your utility bills and end with an overheated system.

Improving indoor air quality
The purpose of an air filter is that it catches contaminants through your air system before it reaches your residence. The older a filter gets, the less efficient it is in trapping things like dust and mold that can impact the health and comfort of your indoor space, particularly if someone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring around the corner, pollen and mold are especially expected 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 throughout allergy season.

Examine your system or ask your HVAC technician for recommendations on how frequently you should be changing your filter. For most filters through Scott Temperature, 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 Lawrence experts about filter options, timing or any other tips on staying comfortable this spring. Give us a call at 785-269-0465 to arrange an appointment with us when it’s convenient for you.

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