Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We emphasize preventative maintenance on your heating and cooling system all the time, but this doesn’t only mean annual tune-ups – it also involves assessing your air filters. It’s a quick way to help keep your system operating smoothly and increase your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it by yourself! This is the best time to check your filter, as the cold season comes to a conclusion and the warmer weather is nearing. There are many 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 is built up on your filter can cause your whole system to run 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.

Improving indoor air quality
The goal of an air filter is that it grabs contaminants through your air system before it flows into your home. The older a filter gets, the less efficient it is in trapping things like dust and mold that can impact the health and comfort of your indoor space, which is even more critical if someone in your house suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring around the corner, pollen and mold are especially prone to be hanging around and you don’t want them circulating 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 chat with your local HVAC expert for recommendations on how frequently you should be putting in a replacement filter. For most filters through Speedy Air Conditioning, we suggest an annual change with the highest MERV filter you have access to. Not sure if it’s the right time to exchange your air filter? Don’t hesitate to ask our Naples experts about what filters are available, timing or any other ideas on home comfort this spring. Contact us at 239-244-3439 to arrange an appointment with us when it’s convenient for you.

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