Why you should replace your air filter this winter

December 13, 2016

We emphasize routine 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 an easy way to help keep your system running smoothly and improve your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it by yourself! Today is the perfect time to examine your filter, as winter comes to a conclusion and the warmer weather is nearing. There are many benefits to changing out your air filter, such as:

Increasing the life and efficiency of your system
A definite way to instigate a system failure is a dirty air filter. Extra dirt that accumulates on your filter can influence your whole system to run harder than it should to keep your home cool. Not only will it hinder the performance of your system, but it can increase your energy costs and cause your system to overheat.

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

Examine your system or current air filter provider for guidance on how frequently you should be putting in a replacement filter. For many filters through Integrity AC & Heating LLC, 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? Feel free to ask our Phoenix experts about different filters, timing or any other tips on optimizing your indoor air quality this spring. Contact us at 602-971-0567 to arrange an appointment with us at any time.