Why you should replace your air filter this winter

December 13, 2016

We stress routine maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment frequently, but this doesn’t just mean annual tune-ups – it also refers to checking your air filters. It’s an easy way to help keep your system working smoothly and enhance 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 heat is on the horizon. There are a lot of benefits to changing out your air filter, such as:

Extending the life and efficiency of your system
A definite way to instigate a system breakdown is a dirty air filter. Excess dirt that gathers on your filter can cause your whole system to run harder than it should to keep your home cool. Not only will it hinder the performance of your system, but it can escalate your utility bills and result in your system overheating.

Enhancing indoor air quality
The purpose of an air filter is that it snatches contaminants through your air system before it enters your home. As the filter gets older, the less efficient it is in trapping things like dust and mold that can hurt the health and comfort of your indoor space, especially if someone in your house suffers from allergies or asthma. With warmer temps near, pollen and mold are especially expected to be hanging around and you would prefer they aren’t circulating in your home. A quality, clean air filter will help your family breathe easy and remain healthy throughout allergy season.

Examine your system or current air filter provider for recommendations on how regularly you should be swapping out your filter. For most filters through Carefree Heating and 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 Hamilton experts about filter options, timing or any other hints on optimizing your indoor air quality this spring. Contact us at 513-268-5164 to arrange an appointment with us at any time.