Why you should replace your air filter this winter

Air Quality

We emphasize preventative maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment constantly, but this doesn’t just mean annual tune-ups – it also refers to checking your air filters. It’s an easy way to help keep your system running smoothly and improve your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it on your own! Now is the perfect time to inspect your filter, as the cold season comes to an end and summer is on the horizon. There are several benefits to changing out your air filter, such as:

Increasing the life and efficiency of your system
A guaranteed way to trigger a system breakdown is a dirty air filter. Extra dirt that is built up on your filter can cause your whole system to work harder than it should to keep the air in your home cool. Not only will it impact the performance of your system, but it can increase your utility bills and cause your system to overheat.

Improving indoor air quality
The goal of an air filter is that it snatches contaminants through your air system before it reaches your house. The older a filter gets, the less capable it is in grabbing things like dust and mold that can impact the health and comfort of your home, which is even more critical if someone in your house suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring near, 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 family breathe easy and remain healthy during allergy season.

Examine your system or current air filter provider for guidance on how frequently you should be changing your filter. For most filters through Eco Fresh HVAC Inc., we recommend an annual change with the highest MERV filter available. Not sure if it’s the ideal time to change your air filter? You can always ask our Anaheim experts about filter options, timing or any other tips on staying comfortable this spring. Give us a call at 714-855-1717 or book an appointment with us online at any time.

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