Why you should replace your air filter this winter

December 13, 2016

We emphasize preventative maintenance on your heating and cooling system all the time, but this doesn’t just mean annual tune-ups – it also refers to looking at your air filters. It’s a simple way to help keep your system working smoothly and increase your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it by yourself! This is the perfect time to check your filter, as the cooler weather comes to a conclusion and the warmer weather is nearing. There are several benefits to getting a replacement 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. Excess dirt that is built up on your filter can cause your whole system to work harder than it should to keep you cool. Not only will it hinder the performance of your system, but it can increase your energy costs and end with an overheated system.

Increasing indoor air quality
The goal of an air filter is that it snatches contaminants through your air system before it flows into your home. After the filter has been in for a while, the less capable it is in catching things like dust and mold that can impact the health and comfort of your indoor space, especially if someone in your house suffers from allergies or asthma. With increased temperatures near, pollen and mold are especially prone to be hanging around and you would prefer they aren’t traveling in your house. A quality, clean air filter will help your household breathe easy and remain healthy all through the allergy season.

Examine your system or current air filter provider for guidance on how regularly you should be putting in a replacement filter. For many filters through Cool Power LLC , we advise an annual change with the highest MERV filter that is offered. Not sure if it’s the ideal time to exchange your air filter? Don’t hesitate to ask our Ronkonkoma experts about different filters, timing or any other tips on optimizing your indoor air quality this spring. Give us a call at 631-246-4029 to schedule an appointment with us when it’s convenient for you.