Why you should replace your air filter this winter

Air Quality

We emphasize routine maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment all the time, but this doesn’t just mean annual tune-ups – it also refers to checking your air filters. It’s a quick way to help keep your system operating smoothly and increase your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it by yourself! Now is the perfect time to inspect your filter, as winter comes to an end and summer is on the horizon. There are a lot of benefits to changing out your air filter, such as:

Increasing the life and efficiency of your system
A definite way to cause 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 utility bills and result in your system overheating.

Increasing indoor air quality
The goal of an air filter is that it catches contaminants through your air system before it reaches your house. 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 likely 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 current air filter provider 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 available. Not sure if it’s the ideal time to replace your air filter? You can always ask our Hamilton experts about what filters are available, timing or any other tips on staying comfortable this spring. Give us a call at 513-275-3601 or book an appointment with us onlineat any time.

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