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 assessing 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! This is the perfect time to inspect your filter, as the cold season comes to a close 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 gathers on your filter can cause your whole system to operate 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 escalate your utility bills and cause your system to overheat.

Enhancing indoor air quality
The goal of an air filter is that it snatches contaminants through your air system before it reaches your house. After the filter has been in for a while, the less capable it is in grabbing things like dust and mold that can impact the health and comfort of your house, which is even more critical if someone in your house suffers from allergies or asthma. With increased temperatures 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 all through the allergy season.

Examine your system or chat with your local HVAC expert for guidance on how frequently you should be swapping out your filter. For many filters through Eco Fresh HVAC Inc., we recommend an annual change with the highest MERV filter that is offered. 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 optimizing your indoor air quality this spring. Give us a call at 714-855-1717 to book an appointment with us when it’s convenient for you.

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