Why you should replace your air filter this winter

Air Quality

We stress preventative maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment frequently, but this doesn’t just mean annual tune-ups – it also involves checking your air filters. It’s a simple way to help keep your system operating smoothly and enhance your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it all yourself! Today is the ideal time to inspect your filter, as the cold season comes to a conclusion and heat is approaching. There are many benefits to changing out your air filter, such as:

Lengthening the life and efficiency of your system
A surefire way to cause a system breakdown is a dirty air filter. Additional dirt that gathers on your filter can cause your whole system to operate harder than it should to keep you cool. Not only will it hamper the performance of your system, but it can increase your utility bills and end with an overheated system.

Enhancing indoor air quality
The purpose of an air filter is that it snatches contaminants through your air system before it reaches your home. As the filter gets older, the less effective it is in trapping things like dust and mold that can impact the health and comfort of your home, particularly if someone in your house 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 traveling in your house. A quality, clean air filter will help you breathe easy and stay healthy throughout allergy season.

Check your system or ask your HVAC technician for guidance on how regularly you should be swapping out your filter. For the majority of the filters through Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc, we recommend an annual change with the highest MERV filter you have access to. Not sure if it’s the right time to exchange your air filter? Don’t hesitate to ask our Pinellas County experts about different filters, timing or any other tips on staying comfortable this spring. Call us at 727-369-6195 to arrange an appointment with us at your convenience.

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