Why you should replace your air filter this winter

Air Quality

We stress routine maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment all the time, but this doesn’t just mean yearly tune-ups – it also refers to looking at your air filters. It’s a simple way to help keep your system operating smoothly and improve your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it by yourself! This is the ideal time to examine your filter, as the cooler weather comes to an end and heat is approaching. There are many benefits to switching out your air filter for a replacement, such as:

Extending the life and efficiency of your system
A definite way to trigger a system breakdown is a dirty air filter. Excess dirt that is built up on your filter can cause your whole system to run harder than it should to keep your home cool. Not only will it hamper the performance of your system, but it can impact your energy costs and cause your system to overheat.

Enhancing indoor air quality
The purpose of an air filter is that it catches contaminants through your air system before it reaches your house. As the filter gets older, the less effective it is in grabbing things like dust and mold that can hurt the health and comfort of your house, which is even more critical if someone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma. With increased temperatures coming up, pollen and mold are especially expected to be hanging around and you don’t want them traveling in your indoor space. A quality, clean air filter will help you breathe easy and stay healthy throughout allergy season.

Inspect your system or current air filter provider for recommendations on how often you should be changing your filter. For many filters through Arnold's Air Conditioning of South Florida Inc, we advise an annual change with the highest MERV filter available. Not sure if it’s the ideal time to change your air filter? Feel free to ask our Stuart and West Palm Beach areas experts about different filters, timing or any other tips on optimizing your indoor air quality this spring. Contact us at 772-205-3269 to arrange an appointment with us at your convenience.

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