Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We stress regular maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment frequently, but this doesn’t simply mean annual tune-ups – it also involves checking 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 on your own! This is the best time to inspect your filter, as the cold season comes to an end and heat is on the horizon. 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. Excess dirt that gathers on your filter can cause 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 utility bills and cause your system to overheat.

Enhancing indoor air quality
The goal of an air filter is that it grabs contaminants through your air system before it reaches your home. As the filter gets older, the less efficient it is in catching things like dust and mold that can impact the health and comfort of your indoor space, particularly if someone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring 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 your household breathe easy and remain healthy during allergy season.

Inspect your system or ask your HVAC technician for recommendations on how often you should be putting in a replacement filter. For many filters through McNatt Inc, we recommend 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 tips on optimizing your indoor air quality this spring. Give us a call at 361-247-0605 to schedule an appointment with us at your convenience.

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