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 only mean yearly tune-ups – it also means looking at your air filters. It’s a quick way to help keep your system running smoothly and enhance your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it all yourself! Today is the best time to check your filter, as winter comes to a conclusion and heat is on the horizon. There are a lot of benefits to changing out your air filter, such as:

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

Enhancing indoor air quality
The purpose of an air filter is that it grabs contaminants through your air system before it flows into your home. The older a filter gets, 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 home suffers from allergies or asthma. With increased temperatures coming up, pollen and mold are especially prone to be hanging around and you would prefer they aren’t moving in your home. A quality, clean air filter will help you breathe easy and remain healthy all through the allergy season.

Inspect your system or current air filter provider for guidance on how often you should be putting in a replacement filter. For the majority of the filters through Faust Air Conditioning and Heating, we suggest an annual change with the highest MERV filter available. Not sure if it’s the ideal time to change your air filter? You can always ask our Wharton experts about different filters, timing or any other ideas on staying comfortable this spring. Contact us at 979-323-6130 to arrange an appointment with us at any time.

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