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 improve your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it by yourself! This is the best time to check your filter, as the cold season comes to a conclusion and summer 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 surefire way to cause a system breakdown is a dirty air filter. Excess dirt that accumulates on your filter can force your whole system to run 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 cause your system to overheat.

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 affect the health and comfort of your house, especially if someone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma. With warmer temps coming up, pollen and mold are especially prone to be hanging around and you would prefer they aren’t moving in your home. A quality, clean air filter will help you 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 changing your filter. For the majority of the filters through Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning, we recommend an annual change with the highest MERV filter you have access to. Not sure if it’s the best time to replace your air filter? Feel free to ask our West Valley City experts about filter options, 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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