Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We emphasize preventative maintenance on your HVAC system frequently, but this doesn’t only mean yearly tune-ups – it also involves checking your air filters. It’s an easy way to help keep your system operating smoothly and improve your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it by yourself! Today is the ideal time to examine your filter, as winter comes to a conclusion and the warmer weather 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 gathers 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 catches contaminants through your air system before it enters your home. The older a filter gets, the less efficient it is in trapping things like dust and mold that can affect the health and comfort of your home, particularly if someone in your house suffers from allergies or asthma. With warmer temps near, pollen and mold are especially likely to be hanging around and you don’t want them traveling in your home. 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 regularly you should be putting in a replacement filter. For many filters through Banister's Heating & Air Conditioning Services, we advise an annual change with the highest MERV filter available. Not sure if it’s the right time to exchange your air filter? Don’t hesitate to ask our Carlsbad experts about what filters are available, timing or any other tips on staying comfortable this spring. Give us a call at 575-446-3948 to arrange an appointment with us at any time.

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