Why you should replace your air filter this winter

Air Quality

We encourage preventative maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment frequently, but this doesn’t only mean annual tune-ups – it also involves checking your air filters. It’s a quick way to help keep your system running smoothly and enhance your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it all yourself! Now is the perfect time to examine your filter, as winter comes to a close and summer is nearing. There are many benefits to getting a replacement air filter, such as:

Increasing the life and efficiency of your system
A definite way to instigate a system failure is a dirty air filter. Additional dirt that gathers on your filter can influence your whole system to run harder than it should to keep you cool. Not only will it hamper the performance of your system, but it can impact your utility bills and end with an overheated system.

Improving indoor air quality
The reason for an air filter is that it grabs contaminants through your air system before it enters your home. The older a filter gets, the less efficient it is in grabbing things like dust and mold that can impact the health and comfort of your home, 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 likely to be hanging around and you don’t want them moving in your home. A quality, clean air filter will help your family breathe easy and stay healthy during allergy season.

Check your system or current air filter provider for guidance on how often you should be putting in a replacement filter. For the majority of the filters through Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp., we recommend an annual change with the highest MERV filter available. Not sure if it’s the ideal time to replace your air filter? Don’t hesitate to ask our Midlothian experts about what filters are available, timing or any other hints on staying comfortable this spring. Call us at 804-372-0313 to arrange an appointment with us at your convenience.

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