Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We emphasize routine maintenance on your HVAC system all the time, but this doesn’t just mean ongoing tune-ups – it also refers to checking your air filters. It’s a quick 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 perfect time to inspect your filter, as winter comes to an end and the warmer weather is on the horizon. There are a lot of benefits to getting a replacement air filter, such as:

Extending the life and efficiency of your system
A surefire way to trigger a system failure is a dirty air filter. Extra dirt that accumulates on your filter can force your whole system to work 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 impact your energy costs and result in your system overheating.

Increasing indoor air quality
The goal of an air filter is that it grabs contaminants through your air system before it reaches your home. After the filter has been in for a while, the less effective it is in grabbing things like dust and mold that can hurt the health and comfort of your house, particularly if someone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring coming up, pollen and mold are especially expected to be hanging around and you would prefer they aren’t circulating in your indoor space. A quality, clean air filter will help your family breathe easy and remain healthy all through the allergy season.

Inspect your system or ask your HVAC technician for guidance on how frequently you should be putting in a replacement filter. For the majority of the filters through Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC, we advise 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? Don’t hesitate to ask our Hamilton experts about what filters are available, timing or any other tips on home comfort this spring. Contact us at 513-268-5164 to schedule an appointment with us at any time.

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