Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We stress routine maintenance on your heating and cooling system all the time, but this doesn’t simply 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 improve your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it on your own! This is the ideal time to examine your filter, as winter comes to a conclusion and the warmer weather is nearing. There are a lot of benefits to getting a replacement air filter, such as:

Extending the life and efficiency of your system
A guaranteed way to cause a system breakdown is a dirty air filter. Extra dirt that accumulates on your filter can influence your whole system to run harder than it should to keep you cool. Not only will it impact the performance of your system, but it can increase your utility bills and end with an overheated system.

Increasing indoor air quality
The reason for an air filter is that it snatches contaminants through your air system before it flows into your house. The older a filter gets, the less effective it is in trapping things like dust and mold that can hurt the health and comfort of your indoor space, which is even more critical if someone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma. With warmer temps coming up, pollen and mold are especially prone to be hanging around and you don’t want them moving in your home. A quality, clean air filter will help your household breathe easy and keep healthy all through the allergy season.

Examine your system or current air filter provider for suggestions on how regularly you should be putting in a replacement filter. For the majority of the filters through Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc., we suggest an annual change with the highest MERV filter that is offered. Not sure if it’s the right time to replace your air filter? You can always ask our South Beloit and Belvidere experts about different filters, timing or any other tips on optimizing your indoor air quality this spring. Contact us at 877-389-2465 to book an appointment with us at your convenience.

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