Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We stress regular maintenance on your heating and cooling system constantly, but this doesn’t simply mean ongoing tune-ups – it also refers to looking at your air filters. It’s an easy 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 best time to check your filter, as the cooler weather comes to a conclusion and the warmer weather is nearing. There are several benefits to getting a replacement air filter, such as:

Increasing the life and efficiency of your system
A surefire way to cause a system interruption is a dirty air filter. Excess dirt that gathers on your filter can cause your whole system to work harder than it should to keep your home cool. Not only will it impact the performance of your system, but it can increase your energy costs and cause your system to overheat.

Increasing indoor air quality
The purpose of an air filter is that it catches contaminants through your air system before it reaches your home. 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 house, especially if someone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma. With warmer temps coming up, pollen and mold are especially likely to be hanging around and you would prefer they aren’t 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 right time to exchange your air filter? Feel free to ask our Jefferson City experts about filter options, timing or any other tips on staying comfortable this spring. Give us a call at 573-203-3908 to book an appointment with us at any time.

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