Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We stress regular maintenance on your HVAC system constantly, but this doesn’t just mean annual tune-ups – it also involves assessing your air filters. It’s a simple way to help keep your system working smoothly and improve your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it all yourself! Today is the perfect time to check your filter, as the cooler weather comes to a conclusion and summer is on the horizon. There are a lot of benefits to getting a replacement air filter, such as:

Lengthening the life and efficiency of your system
A definite way to cause a system breakdown is a dirty air filter. Excess dirt that is built up on your filter can force 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 impact your energy costs and end with an overheated system.

Increasing indoor air quality
The goal of an air filter is that it grabs contaminants through your air system before it flows into your house. The older a filter gets, the less capable it is in grabbing things like dust and mold that can impact the health and comfort of your home, particularly if someone in your house suffers from allergies or asthma. With warmer temps coming up, pollen and mold are especially prone to be hanging around and you certainly don’t like the idea of it moving in your home. 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 recommendations on how regularly you should be changing your filter. For the majority of the filters through Mitchell Heating, we advise an annual change with the highest MERV filter that is offered. Not sure if it’s the right time to exchange your air filter? You can always ask our Colorado Springs experts about different filters, timing or any other ideas on optimizing your indoor air quality this spring. Give us a call at 719-422-4236 to book an appointment with us when it’s convenient for you.

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