Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We encourage routine maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment frequently, but this doesn’t just mean ongoing tune-ups – it also refers to looking at your air filters. It’s a quick way to help keep your system operating smoothly and enhance your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it by yourself! Now is the perfect time to inspect 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:

Lengthening the life and efficiency of your system
A definite way to instigate a system breakdown is a dirty air filter. Additional dirt that accumulates on your filter can force your whole system to operate harder than it should to keep your home cool. Not only will it impact 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 reaches your residence. After the filter has been in for a while, the less effective it is in catching things like dust and mold that can impact the health and comfort of your house, which is even more critical if someone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring around the corner, pollen and mold are especially likely to be hanging around and you would prefer they aren’t moving in your indoor space. A quality, clean air filter will help you breathe easy and keep healthy during allergy season.

Check your system or chat with your local HVAC expert for suggestions on how frequently you should be swapping out your filter. For most filters through ACS Heating and Air Conditioning, we recommend an annual change with the highest MERV filter you have access to. Not sure if it’s the right time to change your air filter? Feel free to ask our Tucker experts about filter options, timing or any other tips on home comfort this spring. Give us a call at 770-450-1539 to schedule an appointment with us when it’s convenient for you.

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