Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We emphasize preventative maintenance on your HVAC system frequently, 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 improve your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it all yourself! Now is the best time to examine your filter, as winter comes to a conclusion and heat is approaching. There are several benefits to changing out your air filter, such as:

Extending the life and efficiency of your system
A definite way to cause a system failure is a dirty air filter. Excess dirt that accumulates 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 hinder the performance of your system, but it can increase your utility bills and result in your system overheating.

Increasing indoor air quality
The goal of an air filter is that it snatches contaminants through your air system before it enters your home. The older a filter gets, the less effective it is in catching things like dust and mold that can impact the health and comfort of your house, especially 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 traveling in your indoor space. A quality, clean air filter will help you breathe easy and keep healthy all through the allergy season.

Check your system or current air filter provider for guidance on how often you should be swapping out your filter. For most filters through Dial One Mears Air Conditioning & Heating Inc, we suggest an annual change with the highest MERV filter available. Not sure if it’s the ideal time to replace your air filter? You can always ask our Phoenix experts about what filters are available, timing or any other tips on staying comfortable this spring. Contact us at 602-832-7808 to book an appointment with us when it’s convenient for you.

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