Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We encourage routine maintenance on your HVAC system constantly, but this doesn’t just mean annual tune-ups – it also means 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! Today is the perfect time to check your filter, as winter comes to a close and heat is nearing. There are a lot of benefits to changing out your air filter, such as:

Lengthening the life and efficiency of your system
A surefire 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 increase 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 trapping things like dust and mold that can affect the health and comfort of your home, which is even more critical if someone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring around the corner, pollen and mold are especially likely to be hanging around and you don’t want them circulating in your indoor space. A quality, clean air filter will help your family breathe easy and keep healthy throughout allergy season.

Check your system or chat with your local HVAC expert for recommendations on how frequently you should be swapping out your filter. For many filters through ACS Heating and Air Conditioning, we suggest an annual change with the highest MERV filter available. Not sure if it’s the best time to replace your air filter? Feel free to ask our Tucker experts about different filters, timing or any other hints on home comfort this spring. Give us a call at 770-450-1539 to schedule an appointment with us at any time.

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