Why you should replace your air filter this winter

December 13, 2016

We encourage routine maintenance on your HVAC system frequently, but this doesn’t just mean yearly tune-ups – it also involves looking at your air filters. It’s a simple way to help keep your system working smoothly and increase your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it on your own! This is the best time to inspect your filter, as winter comes to a conclusion and the warmer weather is nearing. 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 breakdown is a dirty air filter. Additional dirt that accumulates on your filter can cause 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 escalate your energy costs and end with an overheated system.

Enhancing indoor air quality
The purpose of an air filter is that it snatches contaminants through your air system before it enters your home. After the filter has been in for a while, the less efficient it is in grabbing things like dust and mold that can impact the health and comfort of your home, which is even more critical 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 don’t want them moving in your home. A quality, clean air filter will help your household breathe easy and keep healthy during allergy season.

Inspect your system or current air filter provider for guidance on how regularly you should be changing your filter. For most filters through Comfort Zone Inc, we recommend an annual change with the highest MERV filter available. Not sure if it’s the ideal time to exchange your air filter? Don’t hesitate to ask our Cape Coral experts about different filters, timing or any other ideas on optimizing your indoor air quality this spring. Contact us at 239-214-0411 to schedule an appointment with us at your convenience.