Why you should replace your air filter this winter

December 13, 2016

We stress regular maintenance on your heating and cooling system frequently, but this doesn’t only mean ongoing tune-ups – it also means looking at your air filters. It’s an easy way to help keep your system working smoothly and improve your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it all yourself! Now is the best time to inspect your filter, as the cold season comes to a close and the warmer weather is approaching. There are several benefits to getting a replacement air filter, such as:

Lengthening the life and efficiency of your system
A definite way to cause a system interruption is a dirty air filter. Additional dirt that gathers on your filter can cause your whole system to operate harder than it should to keep your home cool. Not only will it impact the performance of your system, but it can increase your utility bills and cause your system to overheat.

Improving indoor air quality
The purpose of an air filter is that it catches contaminants through your air system before it reaches your residence. After the filter has been in for a while, the less capable 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 house suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring around the corner, pollen and mold are especially likely to be hanging around and you certainly don’t like the idea of it moving in your home. A quality, clean air filter will help your household breathe easy and stay healthy during allergy season.

Check your system or current air filter provider for guidance on how often you should be changing your filter. For most filters through Goode Bros AC & Heating, we advise an annual change with the highest MERV filter that is offered. Not sure if it’s the best time to replace your air filter? You can always ask our Katy experts about different filters, timing or any other hints on home comfort this spring. Give us a call at (833)-466-3322 to book an appointment with us at any time.