Why you should replace your air filter this winter

December 13, 2016

We emphasize preventative maintenance on your HVAC system frequently, but this doesn’t just mean yearly tune-ups – it also means assessing your air filters. It’s a quick way to help keep your system operating smoothly and enhance your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it all yourself! This is the perfect time to examine your filter, as winter comes to a close and the warmer weather is nearing. There are several benefits to changing out your air filter, such as:

Lengthening the life and efficiency of your system
A definite way to instigate a system failure is a dirty air filter. Additional dirt that accumulates on your filter can influence your whole system to operate harder than it should to keep your home cool. Not only will it hamper the performance of your system, but it can impact your energy costs and end with an overheated system.

Enhancing indoor air quality
The goal of an air filter is that it snatches contaminants through your air system before it enters your home. After the filter has been in for a while, the less effective it is in trapping things like dust and mold that can hurt the health and comfort of your indoor space, especially if someone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring coming up, pollen and mold are especially prone to be hanging around and you don’t want them circulating in your indoor space. A quality, clean air filter will help you breathe easy and keep healthy throughout allergy season.

Examine your system or current air filter provider for suggestions on how often you should be swapping out your filter. For many filters through Dial One Mears Air Conditioning & Heating Inc, we advise an annual change with the highest MERV filter available. Not sure if it’s the right time to exchange your air filter? Don’t hesitate to ask our Phoenix experts about what filters are available, timing or any other ideas on staying comfortable this spring. Call us at 602-832-7808 to arrange an appointment with us at your convenience.