Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We emphasize routine maintenance on your heating and cooling system frequently, but this doesn’t simply mean yearly tune-ups – it also refers to 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 perfect time to examine your filter, as the cooler weather comes to a conclusion and heat is approaching. There are a lot of benefits to getting a replacement air filter, such as:

Extending the life and efficiency of your system
A definite way to cause a system interruption is a dirty air filter. Extra dirt that gathers on your filter can force 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.

Increasing indoor air quality
The reason for an air filter is that it grabs contaminants through your air system before it flows into your residence. As the filter gets older, 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 family suffers from allergies or asthma. With increased temperatures near, pollen and mold are especially likely to be hanging around and you would prefer they aren’t traveling in your home. A quality, clean air filter will help your family breathe easy and keep healthy all through the allergy season.

Check your system or ask your HVAC technician for recommendations on how regularly you should be changing your filter. For many filters through Lycoming Heating Company, we recommend an annual change with the highest MERV filter you have access to. Not sure if it’s the ideal time to exchange your air filter? You can always ask our Williamsport experts about filter options, timing or any other ideas on home comfort this spring. Call us at 570-244-2510 to book an appointment with us when it’s convenient for you.

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