Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We stress regular maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment frequently, but this doesn’t just mean yearly tune-ups – it also involves looking at your air filters. It’s an easy way to help keep your system working smoothly and increase your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it all yourself! Now is the perfect time to inspect your filter, as winter comes to an end and summer is on the horizon. 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. Extra dirt that accumulates on your filter can force your whole system to run harder than it should to keep you 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 reason for 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 efficient it is in trapping things like dust and mold that can affect 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 coming up, pollen and mold are especially prone to be hanging around and you don’t want them moving in your home. A quality, clean air filter will help you breathe easy and remain healthy throughout allergy season.

Examine your system or chat with your local HVAC expert for recommendations 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 replace your air filter? Feel free to ask our Chadron experts about different filters, 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.

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