Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We stress preventative maintenance on your heating and cooling system constantly, but this doesn’t only 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 enhance your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it all yourself! Today is the perfect time to inspect your filter, as the cold season comes to a close and the warmer weather is on the horizon. There are several benefits to getting a replacement air filter, such as:

Extending the life and efficiency of your system
A definite way to cause a system failure is a dirty air filter. Extra dirt that accumulates on your filter can influence your whole system to run harder than it should to keep the air in your home cool. Not only will it hamper 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 grabs contaminants through your air system before it flows into your home. After the filter has been in for a while, the less efficient it is in trapping things like dust and mold that can affect the health and comfort of your home, which is even more critical if someone in your house suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring around the corner, pollen and mold are especially prone to be hanging around and you don’t want them traveling in your indoor space. A quality, clean air filter will help your family breathe easy and remain healthy all through the allergy season.

Check your system or current air filter provider for recommendations on how regularly you should be putting in a replacement filter. For many filters through US Air Heating and Cooling, we recommend an annual change with the highest MERV filter available. Not sure if it’s the right time to replace your air filter? Feel free to ask our Rock Hill experts about filter options, timing or any other hints on staying comfortable this spring. Call us at 803-220-0761 to arrange an appointment with us when it’s convenient for you.

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