Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We stress routine maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment constantly, but this doesn’t only mean yearly tune-ups – it also refers to checking your air filters. It’s a simple way to help keep your system working smoothly and enhance your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it on your own! Now is the best time to examine your filter, as the cooler weather comes to an end and summer is approaching. There are a lot of benefits to switching out your air filter for a replacement, such as:

Lengthening the life and efficiency of your system
A guaranteed way to instigate a system failure is a dirty air filter. Excess dirt that accumulates on your filter can cause your whole system to work harder than it should to keep the air in your home cool. Not only will it hinder the performance of your system, but it can impact your utility bills and cause your system to overheat.

Increasing indoor air quality
The goal of an air filter is that it snatches contaminants through your air system before it reaches your residence. The older a filter gets, the less efficient it is in catching things like dust and mold that can affect the health and comfort of your indoor space, especially if someone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma. With warmer temps coming up, pollen and mold are especially likely to be hanging around and you would prefer they aren’t traveling in your indoor space. A quality, clean air filter will help you breathe easy and stay healthy all through the allergy season.

Inspect your system or chat with your local HVAC expert for recommendations on how regularly you should be putting in a replacement filter. For most filters through White Mechanical, Inc., we recommend an annual change with the highest MERV filter available. Not sure if it’s the ideal time to change your air filter? Don’t hesitate to ask our Foothill Ranch experts about filter options, timing or any other ideas on home comfort this spring. Give us a call at 949-284-6382 to schedule an appointment with us when it’s convenient for you.

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