Why you should replace your air filter this winter

December 13, 2016

We stress routine maintenance on your HVAC system frequently, but this doesn’t just mean annual tune-ups – it also means looking at your air filters. It’s a quick way to help keep your system operating smoothly and enhance your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it all yourself! This is the best time to check your filter, as winter comes to a conclusion and summer is nearing. There are several benefits to changing out your air filter, such as:

Lengthening the life and efficiency of your system
A guaranteed way to cause a system interruption is a dirty air filter. Excess dirt that is built up on your filter can cause your whole system to run harder than it should to keep the air in your home cool. Not only will it hamper the performance of your system, but it can escalate your energy costs and cause your system to overheat.

Enhancing indoor air quality
The reason for an air filter is that it snatches contaminants through your air system before it reaches your residence. As the filter gets older, the less efficient it is in grabbing things like dust and mold that can hurt the health and comfort of your indoor space, especially if someone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring coming up, pollen and mold are especially likely to be hanging around and you would prefer they aren’t traveling in your indoor space. A quality, clean air filter will help your household breathe easy and remain healthy during allergy season.

Inspect your system or current air filter provider for suggestions on how regularly you should be swapping out your filter. For most filters through George Home Services, we recommend an annual change with the highest MERV filter you have access to. Not sure if it’s the best time to exchange your air filter? Don’t hesitate to ask our Williamsport experts about what filters are available, timing or any other hints on home comfort this spring. Contact us at 570-244-2510 to arrange an appointment with us at any time.