Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We stress regular maintenance on your heating and cooling system frequently, but this doesn’t just mean yearly tune-ups – it also involves checking your air filters. It’s a quick way to help keep your system working 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 summer is nearing. There are several benefits to getting a replacement air filter, such as:

Increasing the life and efficiency of your system
A definite way to trigger a system interruption 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 your home cool. Not only will it hamper the performance of your system, but it can impact your utility bills and result in your system overheating.

Increasing indoor air quality
The reason for an air filter is that it snatches contaminants through your air system before it enters your residence. As the filter gets older, the less efficient it is in grabbing things like dust and mold that can impact the health and comfort of your indoor space, especially if someone in your home 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 moving in your house. A quality, clean air filter will help you breathe easy and stay healthy all through the allergy season.

Check your system or ask your HVAC technician for suggestions on how often you should be putting in a replacement filter. For many filters through Bell Air Conditioning Inc., we recommend an annual change with the highest MERV filter that is offered. Not sure if it’s the best time to replace your air filter? Don’t hesitate to ask our Belton experts about different filters, timing or any other hints on staying comfortable this spring. Contact us at 254-307-9572 to book an appointment with us at any time.

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