Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We emphasize preventative maintenance on your heating and cooling system constantly, but this doesn’t simply mean yearly tune-ups – it also means looking at your air filters. It’s an easy way to help keep your system running smoothly and enhance your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it on your own! Now is the best time to examine your filter, as winter comes to an end and summer is nearing. There are many benefits to getting a replacement air filter, such as:

Lengthening the life and efficiency of your system
A surefire way to trigger a system breakdown 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 the air in your home cool. Not only will it hamper the performance of your system, but it can escalate your utility bills and end with an overheated system.

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. As the filter gets older, the less efficient it is in trapping things like dust and mold that can impact the health and comfort of your house, particularly 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 don’t want them circulating in your home. A quality, clean air filter will help your family breathe easy and stay healthy throughout allergy season.

Examine your system or ask your HVAC technician for guidance on how frequently you should be swapping out your filter. For most filters through Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., we recommend an annual change with the highest MERV filter you have access to. Not sure if it’s the best time to change your air filter? You can always ask our Northglenn experts about filter options, timing or any other ideas on staying comfortable this spring. Call us at 303-452-4146 to arrange an appointment with us at any time.

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