We encourage routine maintenance on your heating and cooling system all the time, but this doesn’t simply mean annual tune-ups – it also involves checking your air filters. It’s a simple way to help keep your system operating smoothly and increase your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it on your own! This is the best time to inspect your filter, as the cooler weather comes to a conclusion and the warmer weather is approaching. There are several benefits to switching out your air filter for a replacement, such as:
Increasing the life and efficiency of your system
A guaranteed way to instigate a system breakdown is a dirty air filter. Excess dirt that is built up on your filter can cause your whole system to operate 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 cause your system to overheat.
Enhancing indoor air quality
The goal of an air filter is that it snatches contaminants through your air system before it reaches your home. After the filter has been in for a while, the less efficient it is in catching things like dust and mold that can impact the health and comfort of your indoor space, particularly if someone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring around the corner, pollen and mold are especially prone to be hanging around and you don’t want them moving in your house. A quality, clean air filter will help you breathe easy and remain healthy all through the allergy season.
Examine your system or current air filter provider for suggestions on how frequently you should be changing your filter. For many filters through Brandon Heating and Plumbing, we advise an annual change with the highest MERV filter that is offered. Not sure if it’s the ideal time to change your air filter? You can always ask our Brandon experts about what filters are available, timing or any other ideas on home comfort this spring. Give us a call at 204-728-0180 to schedule an appointment with us at your convenience.