Why you should replace your air filter this winter

December 13, 2016

We stress preventative maintenance on your HVAC system all the time, but this doesn’t just mean annual tune-ups – it also involves assessing your air filters. It’s a quick way to help keep your system running smoothly and improve your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it all yourself! This is the ideal time to examine your filter, as the cooler weather comes to an end and heat is on the horizon. There are several benefits to getting a replacement air filter, such as:

Increasing the life and efficiency of your system
A definite way to instigate a system failure is a dirty air filter. Additional dirt that gathers on your filter can influence your whole system to operate harder than it should to keep your home cool. Not only will it impact the performance of your system, but it can escalate your energy costs 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 residence. The older a filter gets, the less efficient it is in catching things like dust and mold that can impact the health and comfort of your indoor space, which is even more critical if someone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma. With warmer temps near, pollen and mold are especially prone to be hanging around and you don’t want them traveling in your house. A quality, clean air filter will help your family breathe easy and stay healthy all through the allergy season.

Examine your system or ask your HVAC technician for suggestions on how regularly you should be swapping out your filter. For many filters through Faust Air Conditioning and Heating, we advise an annual change with the highest MERV filter you have access to. Not sure if it’s the right time to exchange your air filter? Don’t hesitate to ask our Wharton experts about different filters, timing or any other tips on staying comfortable this spring. Give us a call at 979-323-6130 to book an appointment with us at any time.