Why you should replace your air filter this winter

December 13, 2016

We stress regular maintenance on your HVAC system constantly, but this doesn’t only mean yearly tune-ups – it also involves checking your air filters. It’s an easy way to help keep your system running smoothly and increase your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it on your own! Now is the perfect time to inspect your filter, as the cold season comes to a close and summer is nearing. There are a lot of benefits to getting a replacement air filter, such as:

Extending the life and efficiency of your system
A guaranteed way to instigate a system breakdown is a dirty air filter. Excess dirt that accumulates on your filter can cause your whole system to work harder than it should to keep your home cool. Not only will it impact the performance of your system, but it can increase your utility bills and result in your system overheating.

Increasing indoor air quality
The purpose of an air filter is that it grabs contaminants through your air system before it enters your home. After the filter has been in for a while, the less effective 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 home suffers from allergies or asthma. With increased temperatures coming up, pollen and mold are especially prone to be hanging around and you would prefer they aren’t circulating in your house. A quality, clean air filter will help your family breathe easy and remain healthy during allergy season.

Examine your system or chat with your local HVAC expert for suggestions on how frequently you should be changing your filter. For the majority of the filters through MPC Heating & Cooling, we suggest an annual change with the highest MERV filter that is offered. Not sure if it’s the ideal time to change your air filter? Feel free to ask our Chadron experts about filter options, timing or any other hints on optimizing your indoor air quality this spring. Call us at 308-832-4321 to schedule an appointment with us when it’s convenient for you.