Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We emphasize routine maintenance on your HVAC system 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 operating smoothly and improve your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it by yourself! Now is the ideal time to examine your filter, as winter comes to a conclusion and summer is approaching. 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 instigate a system breakdown is a dirty air filter. Extra dirt that is built up on your filter can force your whole system to operate 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 escalate 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 enters your house. The older a filter gets, the less efficient it is in catching things like dust and mold that can impact the health and comfort of your house, 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 house. A quality, clean air filter will help your family breathe easy and stay healthy all through the allergy season.

Examine your system or current air filter provider for suggestions on how often you should be putting in a replacement filter. For most filters through Banister's Heating & Air Conditioning Services, we advise an annual change with the highest MERV filter you have access to. Not sure if it’s the right time to exchange your air filter? You can always ask our Carlsbad experts about what filters are available, timing or any other hints on staying comfortable this spring. Contact us at 575-446-3948 to arrange an appointment with us when it’s convenient for you.

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