Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We stress preventative maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment frequently, but this doesn’t simply mean ongoing tune-ups – it also involves assessing your air filters. It’s a simple way to help keep your system operating smoothly and increase your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it by yourself! Today is the best time to check your filter, as the cooler weather comes to an end and summer is nearing. There are many benefits to getting a replacement air filter, such as:

Extending the life and efficiency of your system
A definite way to instigate a system failure is a dirty air filter. Excess dirt that accumulates on your filter can cause your whole system to run harder than it should to keep you cool. Not only will it impact the performance of your system, but it can increase your utility bills and result in your system overheating.

Increasing indoor air quality
The purpose of an air filter is that it grabs contaminants through your air system before it flows into your house. As the filter gets older, the less effective it is in trapping things like dust and mold that can hurt the health and comfort of your house, particularly if someone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma. With increased temperatures around the corner, pollen and mold are especially likely to be hanging around and you would prefer they aren’t traveling in your home. A quality, clean air filter will help you breathe easy and keep healthy throughout allergy season.

Inspect your system or chat with your local HVAC expert for guidance on how often you should be putting in a replacement filter. For the majority of the filters through Colvin's Heating and Cooling, we recommend an annual change with the highest MERV filter you have access to. Not sure if it’s the best time to exchange your air filter? Feel free to ask our Excelsior Springs experts about different filters, timing or any other tips on staying comfortable this spring. Call us at 816-379-3918 to book an appointment with us at any time.

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