Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We encourage routine maintenance on your heating and cooling system all the time, but this doesn’t simply mean annual tune-ups – it also refers to checking your air filters. It’s a quick way to help keep your system operating smoothly and increase your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it all yourself! This is the ideal time to examine your filter, as the cold season comes to a conclusion and summer is on the horizon. There are a lot of benefits to changing out your air filter, such as:

Increasing 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 work 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 end with an overheated system.

Improving indoor air quality
The reason for an air filter is that it snatches contaminants through your air system before it flows into your house. As the filter gets older, the less effective it is in catching 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 family suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring around the corner, pollen and mold are especially prone to be hanging around and you don’t want them circulating 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 ask your HVAC technician 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 best time to replace your air filter? You can always ask our South Beloit and Belvidere experts about filter options, timing or any other hints on optimizing your indoor air quality this spring. Give us a call at 877-389-2465 to book an appointment with us at your convenience.

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