Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We stress regular maintenance on your heating and cooling system constantly, but this doesn’t just mean annual tune-ups – it also refers to looking at your air filters. It’s a simple way to help keep your system operating smoothly and increase your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it by yourself! Now is the best time to check your filter, as the cold season comes to a close 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 surefire way to cause a system failure is a dirty air filter. Extra dirt that is built up on your filter can force your whole system to work harder than it should to keep the air in your home cool. Not only will it impact the performance of your system, but it can increase your utility bills and end with an overheated system.

Increasing indoor air quality
The goal of an air filter is that it grabs contaminants through your air system before it reaches your home. After the filter has been in for a while, the less efficient it is in catching things like dust and mold that can hurt the health and comfort of your house, which is even more critical if someone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma. With increased temperatures coming up, pollen and mold are especially prone to be hanging around and you certainly don’t like the idea of it moving in your indoor space. A quality, clean air filter will help your family breathe easy and stay healthy throughout allergy season.

Inspect your system or current air filter provider for recommendations on how regularly you should be swapping out your filter. For many filters through Giordanos Heating and Air Conditioning, we advise an annual change with the highest MERV filter you have access to. Not sure if it’s the ideal time to exchange your air filter? Don’t hesitate to ask our Derby experts about filter options, timing or any other tips on optimizing your indoor air quality this spring. Give us a call at 203-734-7648 to schedule an appointment with us when it’s convenient for you.

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