We encourage preventative maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment all the time, but this doesn’t only mean yearly tune-ups – it also refers to checking your air filters. It’s a quick way to help keep your system working smoothly and increase your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it on your own! Now is the ideal time to examine your filter, as the cold season comes to an end and heat is on the horizon. There are many benefits to changing out your air filter, such as:
Extending the life and efficiency of your system
A guaranteed way to instigate a system interruption is a dirty air filter. Excess dirt that accumulates 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 energy costs and result in your system overheating.
Enhancing indoor air quality
The goal of an air filter is that it catches contaminants through your air system before it reaches your residence. After the filter has been in for a while, the less efficient it is in grabbing things like dust and mold that can impact the health and comfort of your indoor space, especially 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 circulating in your house. A quality, clean air filter will help your household breathe easy and keep healthy all through the allergy season.
Inspect your system or current air filter provider for suggestions on how frequently you should be swapping out 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 right time to replace your air filter? Feel free to ask our Muskogee experts about filter options, timing or any other ideas on home comfort this spring. Call us at 918-682-8238 to arrange an appointment with us at your convenience.