Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We emphasize regular maintenance on your heating and cooling system frequently, but this doesn’t simply mean yearly tune-ups – it also means assessing your air filters. It’s a simple way to help keep your system working smoothly and enhance your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it all yourself! Today is the best time to inspect your filter, as the cold season comes to an end and summer is approaching. There are several benefits to switching out your air filter for a replacement, such as:

Increasing the life and efficiency of your system
A guaranteed way to instigate a system breakdown is a dirty air filter. Extra 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 impact your energy costs and cause your system to overheat.

Improving indoor air quality
The goal of an air filter is that it snatches contaminants through your air system before it reaches your home. After the filter has been in for a while, the less effective it is in grabbing things like dust and mold that can hurt the health and comfort of your home, which is even more critical if someone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma. With warmer temps near, pollen and mold are especially likely to be hanging around and you don’t want them moving in your indoor space. A quality, clean air filter will help your family breathe easy and stay healthy throughout allergy season.

Check your system or ask your HVAC technician for guidance on how regularly you should be changing your filter. For most filters through Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc., we recommend an annual change with the highest MERV filter that is offered. Not sure if it’s the best time to replace your air filter? Don’t hesitate to ask our West Columbia experts about different filters, timing or any other tips on home comfort this spring. Contact us at 803-265-4208 to schedule an appointment with us at your convenience.

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