Why you should replace your air filter this winter

Air Quality

We emphasize preventative maintenance on your heating and cooling system all the time, but this doesn’t simply mean ongoing tune-ups – it also refers to looking at your air filters. It’s an easy way to help keep your system running smoothly and improve your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it all yourself! Today is the ideal time to examine your filter, as the cold season comes to an end and the warmer weather is on the horizon. There are several benefits to getting a replacement air filter, such as:

Lengthening the life and efficiency of your system
A guaranteed way to trigger a system failure is a dirty air filter. Excess dirt that accumulates on your filter can cause your whole system to operate harder than it should to keep you cool. Not only will it hamper the performance of your system, but it can increase your utility bills and cause your system to overheat.

Improving indoor air quality
The goal of an air filter is that it catches contaminants through your air system before it flows into your residence. After the filter has been in for a while, the less capable it is in trapping things like dust and mold that can hurt the health and comfort of your house, especially if someone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma. With increased temperatures near, pollen and mold are especially expected to be hanging around and you would prefer they aren’t circulating in your house. A quality, clean air filter will help you breathe easy and keep healthy throughout allergy season.

Check your system or ask your HVAC technician for recommendations on how often you should be putting in a replacement filter. For most filters through Thornberry Bros Inc, we advise an annual change with the highest MERV filter that is offered. Not sure if it’s the ideal time to exchange your air filter? Feel free to ask our Winchester experts about different filters, timing or any other tips on optimizing your indoor air quality this spring. Call us at 859-414-0596 to schedule an appointment with us when it’s convenient for you.

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