Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We emphasize preventative maintenance on your HVAC system constantly, but this doesn’t simply mean ongoing 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! Now is the perfect time to inspect your filter, as the cooler weather comes to a conclusion and summer is approaching. There are many benefits to getting a replacement 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. Extra dirt that gathers on your filter can influence your whole system to run harder than it should to keep you cool. Not only will it impact the performance of your system, but it can escalate your utility bills and cause your system to overheat.

Enhancing indoor air quality
The purpose of an air filter is that it catches contaminants through your air system before it reaches your home. As the filter gets older, the less effective 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 home suffers from allergies or asthma. With increased temperatures near, pollen and mold are especially likely to be hanging around and you would prefer they aren’t circulating in your home. A quality, clean air filter will help you breathe easy and keep healthy all through the allergy season.

Examine your system or ask your HVAC technician for guidance on how often you should be swapping out your filter. For many 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? You can always ask our Greensburg experts about filter options, timing or any other hints on staying comfortable this spring. Give us a call at 812-663-7252 to schedule an appointment with us at any time.

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