Why you should replace your air filter this winter

December 13, 2016

We encourage regular maintenance on your heating and cooling system frequently, but this doesn’t just mean yearly tune-ups – it also involves looking at 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 on the horizon. There are several benefits to getting a replacement air filter, such as:

Increasing the life and efficiency of your system
A surefire way to cause a system interruption is a dirty air filter. Excess dirt that gathers on your filter can force your whole system to operate harder than it should to keep you cool. Not only will it hinder the performance of your system, but it can impact your utility bills and result in your system overheating.

Increasing indoor air quality
The purpose of an air filter is that it snatches contaminants through your air system before it flows into your residence. The older a filter gets, the less effective it is in grabbing things like dust and mold that can affect the health and comfort of your indoor space, particularly if someone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring near, pollen and mold are especially likely to be hanging around and you don’t want them circulating in your house. A quality, clean air filter will help you breathe easy and remain healthy all through the allergy season.

Inspect your system or current air filter provider for suggestions on how often you should be changing your 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 right time to change your air filter? Don’t hesitate to ask our Belton experts about different filters, timing or any other tips on home comfort this spring. Contact us at 254-307-9572 to book an appointment with us at any time.