Why you should replace your air filter this winter

Air Quality

We emphasize routine maintenance on your HVAC system constantly, but this doesn’t only mean annual tune-ups – it also refers to assessing your air filters. It’s an easy way to help keep your system working 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 winter comes to a close and the warmer weather is on the horizon. There are a lot of benefits to getting a replacement air filter, such as:

Extending 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 force your whole system to work 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 increase your energy costs and cause your system to overheat.

Enhancing indoor air quality
The reason for an air filter is that it grabs contaminants through your air system before it flows into your residence. After the filter has been in for a while, the less capable it is in trapping things like dust and mold that can hurt the health and comfort of your indoor space, especially if someone in your house 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 traveling in your house. A quality, clean air filter will help you breathe easy and stay healthy all through the allergy season.

Examine your system or current air filter provider for recommendations on how regularly you should be swapping out your filter. For many filters through Craig's Heating & Cooling, we suggest an annual change with the highest MERV filter you have access to. Not sure if it’s the right time to exchange your air filter? Don’t hesitate to ask our Bountiful experts about different filters, timing or any other tips on staying comfortable this spring. Give us a call at 801-295-3357 or book an appointment with us onlineat your convenience.

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