Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We emphasize preventative 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 a quick way to help keep your system operating smoothly and improve your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it all yourself! This is the best time to examine your filter, as the cooler weather comes to a conclusion and heat is approaching. There are a lot of benefits to changing out your air filter, such as:

Extending the life and efficiency of your system
A surefire way to trigger a system interruption is a dirty air filter. Extra dirt that gathers on your filter can cause your whole system to work 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 purpose of an air filter is that it grabs contaminants through your air system before it flows into your residence. The older a filter gets, the less effective it is in catching 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 home suffers from allergies or asthma. With increased temperatures near, pollen and mold are especially expected 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 all through the allergy season.

Inspect your system or ask your HVAC technician for suggestions on how often you should be putting in a replacement filter. For many filters through Lycoming Heating Company, we recommend an annual change with the highest MERV filter available. Not sure if it’s the ideal time to exchange your air filter? Don’t hesitate to ask our Williamsport experts about filter options, timing or any other ideas on staying comfortable this spring. Call us at 570-244-2510 to book an appointment with us at any time.

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