Why you should replace your air filter this winter

Air Quality

We encourage regular maintenance on your heating and cooling system frequently, but this doesn’t just mean annual tune-ups – it also refers to 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 on your own! This is the best time to examine your filter, as the cooler weather comes to a conclusion and the warmer weather is approaching. There are several benefits to switching out your air filter for a replacement, such as:

Extending the life and efficiency of your system
A definite way to cause a system interruption is a dirty air filter. Extra dirt that is built up on your filter can force 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 increase 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 residence. After the filter has been in for a while, the less effective it is in trapping things like dust and mold that can hurt the health and comfort of your home, which is even more critical if someone in your house suffers from allergies or asthma. With warmer temps near, pollen and mold are especially likely to be hanging around and you don’t want them moving in your house. A quality, clean air filter will help your family breathe easy and keep healthy during allergy season.

Check your system or current air filter provider for recommendations on how regularly you should be changing your filter. For the majority of the filters through Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc, we suggest an annual change with the highest MERV filter you have access to. Not sure if it’s the best time to exchange your air filter? You can always ask our Carpentersville experts about different filters, timing or any other tips on home comfort this spring. Give us a call at 224-699-9229 or schedule an appointment with us onlineat any time.

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