Why you should replace your air filter this winter

December 13, 2016

We encourage preventative maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment all the time, but this doesn’t only mean annual tune-ups – it also involves assessing your air filters. It’s a quick way to help keep your system working smoothly and improve your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it by yourself! Now is the ideal time to inspect your filter, as winter comes to a conclusion and the warmer weather is approaching. There are several benefits to getting a replacement air filter, such as:

Extending the life and efficiency of your system
A definite way to trigger a system interruption is a dirty air filter. Excess dirt that accumulates on your filter can cause your whole system to work harder than it should to keep the air in your home 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 reason for an air filter is that it catches contaminants through your air system before it flows into 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 around the corner, pollen and mold are especially prone to be hanging around and you certainly don’t like the idea of it traveling in your indoor space. A quality, clean air filter will help your household breathe easy and keep healthy during allergy season.

Inspect your system or ask your HVAC technician for guidance on how frequently you should be swapping out your filter. For most filters through Paso Robles Heating and Air, we advise an annual change with the highest MERV filter that is offered. Not sure if it’s the best time to exchange your air filter? Feel free to ask our Paso Robles experts about what filters are available, timing or any other ideas on optimizing your indoor air quality this spring. Contact us at 805-203-8667 to arrange an appointment with us at your convenience.