Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We emphasize regular maintenance on your HVAC system all the time, but this doesn’t only mean annual tune-ups – it also involves assessing your air filters. It’s a simple way to help keep your system operating smoothly and enhance your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it on your own! Now is the perfect time to inspect your filter, as the cold season 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 cause a system interruption is a dirty air filter. Additional 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 hinder the performance of your system, but it can escalate your utility bills and end with an overheated system.

Enhancing indoor air quality
The reason for an air filter is that it catches contaminants through your air system before it reaches your home. The older a filter gets, the less capable it is in catching things like dust and mold that can impact the health and comfort of your house, which is even more critical if someone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring coming up, pollen and mold are especially expected to be hanging around and you don’t want them moving in your house. 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 putting in a replacement filter. For many filters through Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc., we recommend 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 home comfort this spring. Call us at 918-682-8238 to arrange an appointment with us when it’s convenient for you.

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