Why you should replace your air filter this winter

December 13, 2016

We stress regular maintenance on your heating and cooling system constantly, but this doesn’t simply mean ongoing tune-ups – it also refers to looking at your air filters. It’s a simple way to help keep your system working smoothly and enhance your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it by yourself! Today is the best time to inspect your filter, as the cold season comes to a conclusion and summer is on the horizon. There are a lot of benefits to changing out your air filter, such as:

Extending the life and efficiency of your system
A surefire way to trigger a system breakdown is a dirty air filter. Additional dirt that gathers 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 impact your utility bills and result in your system overheating.

Improving indoor air quality
The purpose of an air filter is that it grabs contaminants through your air system before it enters your home. As the filter gets older, the less capable it is in trapping things like dust and mold that can hurt the health and comfort of your house, 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 don’t want them traveling in your house. A quality, clean air filter will help your family breathe easy and stay healthy all through the allergy season.

Inspect your system or chat with your local HVAC expert for recommendations on how often you should be swapping out your filter. For the majority of the filters through Precision Mechanical, we advise an annual change with the highest MERV filter available. Not sure if it’s the best time to exchange your air filter? You can always ask our Rapid City experts about different filters, timing or any other tips on home comfort this spring. Give us a call at 605-206-2564 to arrange an appointment with us at your convenience.