Why you should replace your air filter this winter

Air Quality

We emphasize regular maintenance on your HVAC system frequently, but this doesn’t only mean yearly tune-ups – it also refers to checking your air filters. It’s a quick way to help keep your system operating smoothly and improve your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it all yourself! Today is the ideal time to check your filter, as the cold season comes to a close and summer is on the horizon. There are a lot of benefits to switching out your air filter for a replacement, such as:

Extending the life and efficiency of your system
A guaranteed way to trigger a system failure is a dirty air filter. Extra dirt that gathers on your filter can force your whole system to work harder than it should to keep the air in your home cool. Not only will it impact the performance of your system, but it can increase your utility bills and cause your system to overheat.

Increasing indoor air quality
The purpose of an air filter is that it catches contaminants through your air system before it reaches your residence. As the filter gets older, the less effective it is in grabbing things like dust and mold that can impact the health and comfort of your home, particularly if someone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring coming up, 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 family breathe easy and keep healthy during allergy season.

Examine your system or chat with your local HVAC expert for recommendations on how often you should be changing your filter. For the majority of the filters through Comfort Zone Inc, we suggest an annual change with the highest MERV filter you have access to. Not sure if it’s the ideal time to change your air filter? Feel free to ask our Cape Coral experts about what filters are available, timing or any other hints on home comfort this spring. Give us a call at 239-214-0411 to book an appointment with us at any time.

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