Why you should replace your air filter this winter

December 13, 2016

We encourage preventative maintenance on your heating and cooling system frequently, but this doesn’t simply mean annual tune-ups – it also involves looking at your air filters. It’s a simple way to help keep your system running smoothly and enhance your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it by yourself! This is the ideal time to inspect your filter, as the cooler weather comes to an end and summer is on the horizon. There are a lot of benefits to switching out your air filter for a replacement, such as:

Lengthening the life and efficiency of your system
A definite way to instigate a system breakdown is a dirty air filter. Extra dirt that accumulates on your filter can influence your whole system to work harder than it should to keep your home cool. Not only will it hinder the performance of your system, but it can impact your utility bills and end with an overheated system.

Enhancing indoor air quality
The goal of an air filter is that it snatches contaminants through your air system before it enters your house. After the filter has been in for a while, the less capable it is in catching things like dust and mold that can affect the health and comfort of your indoor space, which is even more critical if someone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma. With increased temperatures coming up, pollen and mold are especially likely to be hanging around and you would prefer they aren’t traveling in your house. A quality, clean air filter will help your family breathe easy and stay healthy throughout allergy season.

Inspect your system or ask your HVAC technician for recommendations on how regularly you should be swapping out your filter. For the majority of the filters through Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc, we advise 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 Carpentersville experts about what filters are available, timing or any other tips on home comfort this spring. Call us at 224-412-8308 to arrange an appointment with us when it’s convenient for you.