Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We encourage preventative maintenance on your heating and cooling system all the time, but this doesn’t only mean ongoing tune-ups – it also refers to looking at your air filters. It’s a simple way to help keep your system running smoothly and improve your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it on your own! Today is the best time to check your filter, as winter comes to a close and the warmer weather is on the horizon. There are many benefits to changing out your air filter, such as:

Extending the life and efficiency of your system
A definite way to instigate a system interruption is a dirty air filter. Extra dirt that accumulates on your filter can cause your whole system to run harder than it should to keep your home cool. Not only will it impact the performance of your system, but it can increase your utility bills and end with an overheated system.

Improving indoor air quality
The reason for an air filter is that it catches contaminants through your air system before it flows into your residence. After the filter has been in for a while, the less capable it is in grabbing things like dust and mold that can hurt the health and comfort of your home, which is even more critical if someone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma. With warmer temps coming up, pollen and mold are especially likely to be hanging around and you certainly don’t like the idea of it traveling in your indoor space. A quality, clean air filter will help your household breathe easy and keep healthy all through the allergy season.

Check your system or chat with your local HVAC expert for guidance on how often you should be changing your filter. For many filters through True Home Heating and Air Conditioning, 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? You can always ask our Irvine experts about filter options, timing or any other ideas on home comfort this spring. Contact us at 949-258-7259 to arrange an appointment with us when it’s convenient for you.

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