Why you should replace your air filter this winter

December 13, 2016

We emphasize regular maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment frequently, but this doesn’t just mean yearly tune-ups – it also involves looking at your air filters. It’s a quick way to help keep your system operating smoothly and increase your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it all yourself! This is the perfect time to inspect your filter, as the cold season comes to a conclusion and the warmer weather is approaching. There are a lot of benefits to changing out your air filter, such as:

Lengthening the life and efficiency of your system
A surefire way to trigger a system interruption is a dirty air filter. Excess dirt that gathers on your filter can cause your whole system to run 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 impact your utility bills and end with an overheated system.

Improving indoor air quality
The purpose of an air filter is that it grabs contaminants through your air system before it reaches your residence. After the filter has been in for a while, the less effective it is in trapping things like dust and mold that can hurt the health and comfort of your house, particularly if someone in your house suffers from allergies or asthma. With increased temperatures near, 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 keep healthy all through the allergy season.

Inspect your system or chat with your local HVAC expert for suggestions on how regularly you should be putting in a replacement filter. For many filters through B&D Air Conditioning, we recommend an annual change with the highest MERV filter available. Not sure if it’s the right time to exchange your air filter? Don’t hesitate to ask our Safford experts about filter options, timing or any other ideas on optimizing your indoor air quality this spring. Give us a call at 928-432-6018 to arrange an appointment with us when it’s convenient for you.