Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We encourage routine maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment constantly, but this doesn’t just mean annual tune-ups – it also means checking 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 on your own! Now is the perfect time to examine your filter, as the cold season comes to an end and the warmer weather is approaching. There are many benefits to switching out your air filter for a replacement, such as:

Increasing 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 your home cool. Not only will it hinder the performance of your system, but it can escalate 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 home. After the filter has been in for a while, the less capable it is in trapping things like dust and mold that can hurt the health and comfort of your house, especially 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 stay healthy during allergy season.

Check your system or chat with your local HVAC expert for guidance on how regularly you should be changing your filter. For most filters through Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning, we advise an annual change with the highest MERV filter available. Not sure if it’s the right 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. Contact us at 800-COOLING to book an appointment with us at your convenience.

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