Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We encourage regular maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment constantly, but this doesn’t simply mean ongoing tune-ups – it also involves checking your air filters. It’s an easy way to help keep your system running smoothly and increase your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it on your own! This is the best time to inspect your filter, as winter comes to a close and heat is nearing. There are many benefits to switching out your air filter for a replacement, such as:

Lengthening the life and efficiency of your system
A guaranteed way to trigger a system failure is a dirty air filter. Extra dirt that is built up on your filter can cause your whole system to run harder than it should to keep you cool. Not only will it hamper the performance of your system, but it can escalate your utility bills 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 reaches your home. The older a filter gets, the less effective it is in catching things like dust and mold that can affect the health and comfort of your indoor space, especially if someone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma. With warmer temps around the corner, 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 your household breathe easy and stay healthy during allergy season.

Check your system or ask your HVAC technician for suggestions on how often you should be putting in a replacement filter. For many filters through McNatt Inc, we suggest 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 Robstown experts about filter options, timing or any other hints on optimizing your indoor air quality this spring. Give us a call at 361-247-0605 to book an appointment with us at your convenience.

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