Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We encourage regular maintenance on your heating and cooling system frequently, but this doesn’t only mean yearly tune-ups – it also involves assessing your air filters. It’s a quick way to help keep your system running smoothly and enhance your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it all yourself! Today is the ideal time to examine your filter, as winter 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:

Increasing the life and efficiency of your system
A guaranteed way to cause a system failure is a dirty air filter. Additional dirt that accumulates on your filter can force your whole system to operate harder than it should to keep your home cool. Not only will it hinder the performance of your system, but it can escalate your utility bills and result in your system overheating.

Increasing indoor air quality
The purpose of an air filter is that it snatches contaminants through your air system before it flows into your home. The older a filter gets, the less effective it is in catching things like dust and mold that can impact the health and comfort of your indoor space, especially if someone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma. With increased temperatures coming up, pollen and mold are especially prone to be hanging around and you would prefer they aren’t traveling in your home. A quality, clean air filter will help your household breathe easy and stay healthy all through the allergy season.

Examine your system or chat with your local HVAC expert for suggestions on how often you should be putting in a replacement filter. For the majority of the filters through Summit Air Conditioning Inc, we recommend an annual change with the highest MERV filter that is offered. Not sure if it’s the right time to exchange your air filter? Don’t hesitate to ask our West Palm Beach experts about what filters are available, timing or any other hints on home comfort this spring. Give us a call at 561-404-4520 to arrange an appointment with us at any time.

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