Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We encourage routine maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment frequently, but this doesn’t just 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 improve your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it by yourself! Today is the perfect time to inspect your filter, as winter comes to a close and heat is approaching. There are several benefits to switching out your air filter for a replacement, such as:

Lengthening the life and efficiency of your system
A surefire way to instigate a system breakdown 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 goal of an air filter is that it grabs contaminants through your air system before it enters your residence. 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 house, especially if someone in your house suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring around the corner, pollen and mold are especially expected to be hanging around and you would prefer they aren’t traveling in your home. A quality, clean air filter will help your family breathe easy and stay healthy during allergy season.

Inspect your system or current air filter provider for guidance on how frequently you should be changing your filter. For the majority of the filters through B&D Air Conditioning, we suggest an annual change with the highest MERV filter that is offered. Not sure if it’s the right time to exchange your air filter? Don’t hesitate to ask our Safford experts about what filters are available, timing or any other tips on home comfort this spring. Call us at 928-432-6018 to schedule an appointment with us at any time.

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