Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We stress routine maintenance on your heating and cooling system constantly, but this doesn’t just mean ongoing tune-ups – it also involves checking your air filters. It’s a quick way to help keep your system running smoothly and enhance your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it on your own! Now is the perfect time to inspect your filter, as the cooler weather comes to a conclusion and heat is nearing. There are many benefits to changing out your air filter, such as:

Lengthening the life and efficiency of your system
A guaranteed way to cause a system failure is a dirty air filter. Excess dirt that is built up on your filter can cause 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 escalate your utility bills and end with an overheated system.

Enhancing indoor air quality
The goal of an air filter is that it catches contaminants through your air system before it enters your house. After the filter has been in for a while, the less capable it is in grabbing things like dust and mold that can hurt the health and comfort of your house, particularly if someone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring coming up, pollen and mold are especially prone to be hanging around and you would prefer they aren’t traveling in your home. A quality, clean air filter will help your household breathe easy and stay healthy all through the allergy season.

Check your system or chat with your local HVAC expert for recommendations on how frequently you should be putting in a replacement filter. For many filters through McCune Heating & Cooling, we recommend an annual change with the highest MERV filter available. Not sure if it’s the right time to replace your air filter? Feel free to ask our Augusta experts about filter options, timing or any other hints on staying comfortable this spring. Contact us at 316-469-7994 to arrange an appointment with us at your convenience.

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