Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We emphasize regular maintenance on your HVAC system frequently, but this doesn’t just mean yearly tune-ups – it also means looking at your air filters. It’s a quick way to help keep your system operating smoothly and increase 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 an end 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 cause a system failure is a dirty air filter. Extra dirt that is built up on your filter can cause your whole system to run 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 escalate your utility bills and result in your system overheating.

Improving indoor air quality
The purpose of an air filter is that it grabs 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, especially if someone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring coming up, pollen and mold are especially expected to be hanging around and you would prefer they aren’t circulating in your house. A quality, clean air filter will help you breathe easy and keep healthy throughout allergy season.

Examine your system or chat with your local HVAC expert for suggestions 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 replace your air filter? Feel free to ask our Cape Coral experts about what filters are available, timing or any other hints on staying comfortable this spring. Give us a call at 239-214-0411 to schedule an appointment with us at any time.

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