Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We emphasize routine maintenance on your heating and cooling system frequently, but this doesn’t simply mean annual tune-ups – it also involves checking your air filters. It’s a quick way to help keep your system running smoothly and increase your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it by yourself! This is the ideal time to inspect your filter, as the cold season comes to a conclusion and heat is on the horizon. There are many benefits to changing out your air filter, such as:

Lengthening the life and efficiency of your system
A surefire way to instigate a system interruption is a dirty air filter. Extra dirt that is built up on your filter can force your whole system to operate harder than it should to keep the air in your home cool. Not only will it impact the performance of your system, but it can increase your utility bills and cause your system to overheat.

Improving indoor air quality
The purpose of an air filter is that it grabs contaminants through your air system before it flows into your house. As the filter gets older, the less efficient it is in grabbing things like dust and mold that can hurt the health and comfort of your home, especially if someone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma. With warmer temps coming up, pollen and mold are especially prone to be hanging around and you don’t want them moving in your indoor space. A quality, clean air filter will help you breathe easy and stay healthy all through the allergy season.

Examine your system or ask your HVAC technician for guidance on how regularly you should be changing your filter. For many filters through Symbiont Service Corp, we suggest an annual change with the highest MERV filter you have access to. Not sure if it’s the best time to replace your air filter? Don’t hesitate to ask our Englewood experts about filter options, timing or any other hints on staying comfortable this spring. Call us at 941-306-4161 to book an appointment with us at any time.

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