Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We emphasize routine maintenance on your HVAC system constantly, but this doesn’t just mean annual tune-ups – it also means 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 all yourself! This is the best time to inspect your filter, as the cold season comes to an end and the warmer weather is on the horizon. There are many benefits to getting a replacement air filter, such as:

Extending the life and efficiency of your system
A guaranteed way to trigger a system breakdown is a dirty air filter. Excess dirt that is built up 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 moving in your home. A quality, clean air filter will help you breathe easy and stay 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 most 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 different filters, timing or any other hints on optimizing your indoor air quality this spring. Contact us at 714-855-1717 to book an appointment with us at any time.

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