Why you should replace your air filter this winter

December 13, 2016

We stress routine maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment frequently, but this doesn’t only mean annual tune-ups – it also refers to looking at your air filters. It’s an easy way to help keep your system running smoothly and improve your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it all yourself! Today is the best time to examine your filter, as the cold season comes to a close and summer is approaching. There are many benefits to switching out your air filter for a replacement, such as:

Extending the life and efficiency of your system
A definite way to cause a system failure is a dirty air filter. Additional dirt that is built up on your filter can influence your whole system to operate harder than it should to keep you cool. Not only will it hamper the performance of your system, but it can increase your utility bills and result in your system overheating.

Improving indoor air quality
The goal of an air filter is that it snatches contaminants through your air system before it reaches your house. After the filter has been in for a while, the less capable it is in catching things like dust and mold that can hurt the health and comfort of your house, particularly if someone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma. With warmer temps near, pollen and mold are especially likely to be hanging around and you certainly don’t like the idea of it circulating in your home. A quality, clean air filter will help your household breathe easy and remain healthy throughout allergy season.

Inspect your system or chat with your local HVAC expert for guidance on how often you should be changing your filter. For many filters through Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning, we advise an annual change with the highest MERV filter you have access to. Not sure if it’s the best time to change your air filter? Feel free to ask our Bossier City experts about what filters are available, timing or any other ideas on staying comfortable this spring. Give us a call at 800-COOLING to schedule an appointment with us at your convenience.