Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We emphasize preventative maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment constantly, but this doesn’t only mean annual tune-ups – it also involves assessing your air filters. It’s a quick way to help keep your system working smoothly and enhance your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it on your own! Now is the perfect time to check your filter, as the cooler weather comes to a conclusion and summer is nearing. There are many benefits to getting a replacement air filter, such as:

Extending the life and efficiency of your system
A guaranteed way to cause a system failure is a dirty air filter. Extra dirt that is built up on your filter can influence your whole system to run harder than it should to keep you cool. Not only will it hinder the performance of your system, but it can impact your utility bills and result in your system overheating.

Improving indoor air quality
The reason for an air filter is that it grabs contaminants through your air system before it reaches your residence. After the filter has been in for a while, the less efficient it is in grabbing things like dust and mold that can impact the health and comfort of your indoor space, especially if someone in your house suffers from allergies or asthma. With warmer temps near, pollen and mold are especially prone 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 you breathe easy and remain healthy all through the allergy season.

Check your system or chat with your local HVAC expert for guidance on how regularly you should be changing your filter. For many filters through Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating, we advise an annual change with the highest MERV filter you have access to. Not sure if it’s the best time to exchange your air filter? You can always ask our Pella experts about what filters are available, timing or any other ideas on staying comfortable this spring. Contact us at 641-628-3621 to book an appointment with us when it’s convenient for you.

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