Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We emphasize routine maintenance on your heating and cooling system constantly, but this doesn’t just mean ongoing tune-ups – it also involves looking at your air filters. It’s a quick way to help keep your system operating smoothly and increase your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it by yourself! This is the perfect time to check your filter, as winter comes to a conclusion and summer is nearing. There are several benefits to getting a replacement air filter, such as:

Increasing the life and efficiency of your system
A surefire way to trigger a system breakdown is a dirty air filter. Extra dirt that accumulates on your filter can cause your whole system to work harder than it should to keep your home cool. Not only will it hamper 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 grabs contaminants through your air system before it flows into your residence. After the filter has been in for a while, the less effective it is in trapping things like dust and mold that can impact the health and comfort of your house, particularly if someone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma. With warmer temps coming up, pollen and mold are especially prone to be hanging around and you don’t want them moving in your house. A quality, clean air filter will help your family breathe easy and remain healthy all through the allergy season.

Inspect your system or chat with your local HVAC expert for suggestions on how regularly you should be putting in a replacement filter. For the majority of the filters through Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning, we suggest an annual change with the highest MERV filter you have access to. Not sure if it’s the right time to change your air filter? Feel free to ask our West Valley City experts about different filters, timing or any other ideas on staying comfortable this spring. Call us at 801-305-4777 to arrange an appointment with us at any time.

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