Why you should replace your air filter this winter

December 13, 2016

We encourage regular maintenance on your heating and cooling system constantly, but this doesn’t simply mean annual tune-ups – it also means looking at your air filters. It’s a simple way to help keep your system working smoothly and increase your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it on your own! Now is the perfect time to inspect your filter, as the cooler weather comes to a conclusion and the warmer weather is nearing. There are many benefits to changing out your air filter, such as:

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

Improving indoor air quality
The reason for an air filter is that it catches contaminants through your air system before it reaches your house. After the filter has been in for a while, the less capable it is in grabbing 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 expected to be hanging around and you don’t want them traveling in your house. A quality, clean air filter will help you breathe easy and keep healthy during allergy season.

Inspect your system or ask your HVAC technician for guidance on how frequently you should be swapping out your filter. For the majority of the filters through Stieferman Heating Company Inc, we advise an annual change with the highest MERV filter available. Not sure if it’s the best time to exchange your air filter? Feel free to ask our Jefferson City experts about different filters, timing or any other hints on home comfort this spring. Contact us at 573-203-3908 to book an appointment with us at any time.