Why you should replace your air filter this winter

Air Quality

We encourage routine maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment constantly, but this doesn’t just mean annual tune-ups – it also means checking 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 on your own! Now is the perfect time to inspect your filter, as winter comes to a conclusion and heat is nearing. There are several benefits to getting a replacement air filter, such as:

Increasing the life and efficiency of your system
A definite way to cause a system failure is a dirty air filter. Additional dirt that is built up on your filter can influence your whole system to work harder than it should to keep your home cool. Not only will it hamper the performance of your system, but it can escalate your energy costs and result in your system overheating.

Enhancing indoor air quality
The purpose of an air filter is that it grabs contaminants through your air system before it flows into your residence. The older a filter gets, the less efficient it is in grabbing things like dust and mold that can affect the health and comfort of your house, particularly if someone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma. With warmer temps around the corner, 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 remain healthy throughout allergy season.

Inspect your system or current air filter provider for recommendations on how often you should be swapping out your filter. For most filters through Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning, we suggest an annual change with the highest MERV filter you have access to. Not sure if it’s the ideal time to change your air filter? Don’t hesitate to ask our Colfax experts about what filters are available, timing or any other tips on staying comfortable this spring. Contact us at 509-397-3622 or book an appointment with us onlineat any time.

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