Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We stress routine maintenance on your heating and cooling system constantly, but this doesn’t only mean ongoing tune-ups – it also means looking at your air filters. It’s a quick way to help keep your system running smoothly and improve your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it on your own! Now is the best time to inspect your filter, as the cooler weather comes to a conclusion and the warmer weather is approaching. There are a lot of benefits to changing out your air filter, such as:

Lengthening the life and efficiency of your system
A guaranteed way to cause a system failure is a dirty air filter. Additional dirt that is built up on your filter can influence your whole system to operate harder than it should to keep you cool. Not only will it hamper the performance of your system, but it can increase your utility bills and result in your system overheating.

Enhancing indoor air quality
The purpose of an air filter is that it grabs contaminants through your air system before it enters your home. As the filter gets older, the less efficient it is in catching things like dust and mold that can impact the health and comfort of your house, which is even more critical if someone in your house suffers from allergies or asthma. With increased temperatures coming up, pollen and mold are especially expected to be hanging around and you certainly don’t like the idea of it moving in your home. A quality, clean air filter will help you breathe easy and keep healthy throughout allergy season.

Check your system or current air filter provider for suggestions on how often you should be changing your filter. For most filters through Air-Right Energy Design, Inc., we advise an annual change with the highest MERV filter you have access to. Not sure if it’s the best time to change your air filter? Don’t hesitate to ask our Manassas experts about what filters are available, timing or any other tips on optimizing your indoor air quality this spring. Contact us at 703-260-1148 to book an appointment with us at any time.

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