Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We emphasize preventative maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment constantly, but this doesn’t simply mean annual tune-ups – it also means assessing your air filters. It’s an easy way to help keep your system running smoothly and increase your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it on your own! Today is the best time to check your filter, as the cooler weather comes to a conclusion and the warmer weather is approaching. There are many benefits to changing out your air filter, such as:

Lengthening the life and efficiency of your system
A guaranteed way to trigger a system breakdown is a dirty air filter. Excess dirt that is built up on your filter can influence your whole system to run harder than it should to keep 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.

Enhancing indoor air quality
The reason for an air filter is that it grabs contaminants through your air system before it reaches your house. The older a filter gets, the less efficient it is in grabbing things like dust and mold that can impact the health and comfort of your indoor space, particularly if someone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma. With increased temperatures near, pollen and mold are especially expected to be hanging around and you don’t want them moving in your house. A quality, clean air filter will help you breathe easy and keep healthy all through the allergy season.

Examine your system or current air filter provider for guidance on how often you should be swapping out your filter. For most filters through Wallpe Heating & Cooling, 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 Greensburg experts about different filters, timing or any other tips on staying comfortable this spring. Contact us at 812-638-4232 to schedule an appointment with us at any time.

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