Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We encourage regular maintenance on your HVAC system frequently, but this doesn’t only mean yearly tune-ups – it also refers to looking at your air filters. It’s a quick way to help keep your system working smoothly and enhance your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it on your own! Today is the perfect time to check your filter, as winter comes to a conclusion and heat is nearing. 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 hinder 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 enters your home. 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, 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 prone to be hanging around and you don’t want them moving in your house. A quality, clean air filter will help your family breathe easy and remain healthy all through the allergy season.

Check your system or ask your HVAC technician for guidance on how regularly you should be putting in a replacement filter. For the majority of the filters through Faust Air Conditioning and Heating, we recommend an annual change with the highest MERV filter you have access to. Not sure if it’s the ideal time to replace your air filter? You can always ask our Wharton experts about filter options, timing or any other ideas on home comfort this spring. Contact us at 979-532-2511 to arrange an appointment with us at any time.

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