Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We stress routine maintenance on your heating and cooling system constantly, but this doesn’t only mean ongoing tune-ups – it also refers to checking your air filters. It’s a simple way to help keep your system working smoothly and improve your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it by yourself! This is the perfect time to examine your filter, as the cooler weather comes to an end and summer is nearing. There are many benefits to changing out your air filter, such as:

Increasing the life and efficiency of your system
A surefire way to trigger a system failure is a dirty air filter. Excess dirt that accumulates on your filter can force your whole system to run harder than it should to keep your home cool. Not only will it impact 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 snatches contaminants through your air system before it enters your residence. The older a filter gets, the less effective it is in grabbing things like dust and mold that can impact the health and comfort of your home, particularly if someone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring near, pollen and mold are especially prone to be hanging around and you certainly don’t like the idea of it moving in your home. A quality, clean air filter will help your household breathe easy and keep healthy during allergy season.

Inspect your system or chat with your local HVAC expert for guidance on how regularly you should be putting in a replacement filter. For most filters through Paso Robles Heating and Air, we recommend an annual change with the highest MERV filter you have access to. Not sure if it’s the ideal time to change your air filter? You can always ask our Paso Robles experts about different filters, timing or any other ideas on home comfort this spring. Contact us at 805-203-8667 to schedule an appointment with us at your convenience.

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