Why you should replace your air filter this winter

December 13, 2016

We stress preventative maintenance on your heating and cooling system all the time, but this doesn’t only mean annual tune-ups – it also involves looking at your air filters. It’s an easy way to help keep your system operating smoothly and increase your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it by yourself! This is the perfect time to examine your filter, as the cold season comes to a close and the warmer weather is nearing. There are several benefits to changing out your air filter, such as:

Extending the life and efficiency of your system
A surefire way to instigate a system failure is a dirty air filter. Extra dirt that accumulates on your filter can force your whole system to work harder than it should to keep you cool. Not only will it hinder the performance of your system, but it can impact your utility bills and cause your system to overheat.

Increasing indoor air quality
The goal of an air filter is that it catches contaminants through your air system before it reaches your house. The older a filter gets, the less capable 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 house suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring near, pollen and mold are especially expected to be hanging around and you would prefer they aren’t traveling in your indoor space. A quality, clean air filter will help you breathe easy and keep healthy during allergy season.

Examine your system or current air filter provider for suggestions on how regularly you should be putting in a replacement filter. For many filters through Booneville Heating & Cooling LLC, we suggest an annual change with the highest MERV filter that is offered. Not sure if it’s the best time to change your air filter? Feel free to ask our Booneville experts about filter options, timing or any other hints on optimizing your indoor air quality this spring. Contact us at 662-269-8716 to schedule an appointment with us when it’s convenient for you.