We encourage regular maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment frequently, but this doesn’t only mean annual tune-ups – it also refers to assessing your air filters. It’s a quick way to help keep your system operating smoothly and enhance your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it by yourself! Today is the perfect time to check your filter, as winter comes to a close and summer is on the horizon. There are a lot of benefits to switching out your air filter for a replacement, such as:
Extending the life and efficiency of your system
A surefire way to instigate a system breakdown is a dirty air filter. Additional dirt that is built up on your filter can force your whole system to run harder than it should to keep the air in your home cool. Not only will it hinder the performance of your system, but it can increase your energy costs and result in your system overheating.
Enhancing indoor air quality
The reason for an air filter is that it catches contaminants through your air system before it flows into your home. As the filter gets older, the less effective it is in trapping things like dust and mold that can affect the health and comfort of your home, particularly if someone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring around the corner, 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 you breathe easy and keep healthy all through the allergy season.
Check your system or current air filter provider for suggestions on how regularly you should be putting in a replacement filter. For most filters through Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., we suggest an annual change with the highest MERV filter you have access to. Not sure if it’s the ideal time to change your air filter? Don’t hesitate to ask our Northglenn experts about different filters, timing or any other ideas on home comfort this spring. Call us at 303-452-4146 to book an appointment with us at your convenience.