Why you should replace your air filter this winter

Air Quality

We stress routine maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment constantly, but this doesn’t only mean yearly tune-ups – it also involves checking your air filters. It’s a simple 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 inspect your filter, as winter comes to a conclusion and the warmer weather is nearing. There are a lot of 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 influence your whole system to run harder than it should to keep you cool. Not only will it impact the performance of your system, but it can impact your utility bills and end with an overheated system.

Enhancing indoor air quality
The goal of an air filter is that it snatches contaminants through your air system before it enters your home. The older a filter gets, the less effective it is in catching things like dust and mold that can affect the health and comfort of your indoor space, particularly if someone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring around the corner, pollen and mold are especially likely to be hanging around and you don’t want them traveling in your house. A quality, clean air filter will help your family breathe easy and remain 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 most filters through Accurate Heating & Cooling LLC, we suggest an annual change with the highest MERV filter you have access to. Not sure if it’s the right time to change your air filter? Feel free to ask our Pekin experts about what filters are available, timing or any other hints on home comfort this spring. Give us a call at 309-392-4786 to book an appointment with us at your convenience.

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