Why you should replace your air filter this winter

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

Extending the life and efficiency of your system
A guaranteed way to instigate a system breakdown is a dirty air filter. Excess dirt that gathers on your filter can force your whole system to operate harder than it should to keep you cool. Not only will it impact the performance of your system, but it can impact your utility bills 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 efficient 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 spring near, pollen and mold are especially likely to be hanging around and you would prefer they aren’t moving in your indoor space. A quality, clean air filter will help your family breathe easy and remain healthy during allergy season.

Inspect your system or current air filter provider for guidance on how regularly you should be putting in a replacement filter. For many filters through Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc., we suggest an annual change with the highest MERV filter that is offered. Not sure if it’s the best time to change your air filter? You can always ask our West Columbia experts about filter options, timing or any other hints on staying comfortable this spring. Give us a call at 803-265-4208 to book an appointment with us at your convenience.

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