Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We emphasize regular maintenance on your HVAC system all the time, but this doesn’t just mean annual tune-ups – it also involves assessing your air filters. It’s an easy way to help keep your system operating smoothly and enhance your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it all yourself! Today is the perfect time to inspect your filter, as winter comes to a conclusion and heat is approaching. There are many benefits to getting a replacement air filter, such as:

Lengthening the life and efficiency of your system
A guaranteed way to trigger a system interruption is a dirty air filter. Additional dirt that accumulates on your filter can influence your whole system to work harder than it should to keep your home cool. Not only will it hinder the performance of your system, but it can increase your energy costs and end with an overheated system.

Enhancing indoor air quality
The reason for an air filter is that it grabs contaminants through your air system before it reaches your house. The older a filter gets, the less capable it is in trapping things like dust and mold that can impact the health and comfort of your home, which is even more critical if someone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma. With warmer temps around the corner, pollen and mold are especially expected to be hanging around and you don’t want them circulating in your home. A quality, clean air filter will help your household breathe easy and keep healthy all through the allergy season.

Check your system or chat with your local HVAC expert for guidance on how regularly you should be changing your filter. For most filters through Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc., we suggest an annual change with the highest MERV filter available. Not sure if it’s the best time to exchange your air filter? Feel free to ask our Muskogee experts about filter options, timing or any other tips on staying comfortable this spring. Call us at 918-682-8238 to arrange an appointment with us at any time.

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