Why you should replace your air filter this winter

December 13, 2016

We emphasize routine maintenance on your heating and cooling system constantly, but this doesn’t just mean annual tune-ups – it also means assessing your air filters. It’s an easy way to help keep your system operating smoothly and improve your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it by yourself! Now is the perfect time to inspect your filter, as winter comes to a conclusion and summer is nearing. There are a lot of benefits to getting a replacement air filter, such as:

Lengthening the life and efficiency of your system
A surefire way to trigger a system failure is a dirty air filter. Additional dirt that gathers on your filter can force your whole system to work harder than it should to keep you cool. Not only will it impact the performance of your system, but it can impact your utility bills and cause your system to overheat.

Increasing indoor air quality
The goal of an air filter is that it catches contaminants through your air system before it reaches your residence. As the filter gets older, the less effective it is in catching things like dust and mold that can affect the health and comfort of your home, which is even more critical if someone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma. With warmer temps around the corner, 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 your family breathe easy and keep healthy throughout allergy season.

Inspect your system or chat with your local HVAC expert for suggestions on how regularly you should be putting in a replacement filter. For the majority of the filters through True Temp Heating & Air Inc, we recommend an annual change with the highest MERV filter that is offered. Not sure if it’s the ideal time to exchange your air filter? You can always ask our Chatsworth experts about different filters, timing or any other ideas on optimizing your indoor air quality this spring. Give us a call at 706-695-7492 to schedule an appointment with us when it’s convenient for you.