Why you should replace your air filter this winter

December 13, 2016

We stress preventative maintenance on your heating and cooling 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 running smoothly and increase your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it all yourself! Now is the perfect time to examine your filter, as winter comes to a close and the warmer weather is approaching. There are many benefits to switching out your air filter for a replacement, such as:

Increasing the life and efficiency of your system
A definite way to instigate a system breakdown is a dirty air filter. Excess dirt that accumulates on your filter can influence your whole system to operate harder than it should to keep the air in your home cool. Not only will it impact the performance of your system, but it can impact your energy costs and result in your system overheating.

Improving indoor air quality
The reason for an air filter is that it snatches contaminants through your air system before it flows into your house. As the filter gets older, the less effective it is in catching things like dust and mold that can impact the health and comfort of your home, which is even more critical if someone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring coming up, pollen and mold are especially expected to be hanging around and you certainly don’t like the idea of it traveling in your house. A quality, clean air filter will help your family breathe easy and stay healthy during allergy season.

Check your system or current air filter provider for recommendations on how regularly you should be changing your filter. For the majority of the filters through Select Comfort Systems Heating & Air Conditioning, we suggest an annual change with the highest MERV filter that is offered. Not sure if it’s the ideal time to change your air filter? You can always ask our West Valley City experts about what filters are available, timing or any other ideas on staying comfortable this spring. Contact us at 801-305-4777 to book an appointment with us when it’s convenient for you.