Why you should replace your air filter this winter

Air Quality

We stress routine maintenance on your heating and cooling system constantly, but this doesn’t only mean annual tune-ups – it also refers to assessing your air filters. It’s a quick way to help keep your system running smoothly and increase your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it all yourself! Today is the ideal time to inspect your filter, as winter comes to a close and summer is on the horizon. There are several benefits to getting a replacement air filter, such as:

Increasing the life and efficiency of your system
A definite way to instigate a system interruption is a dirty air filter. Additional dirt that gathers on your filter can cause 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 escalate your utility bills and cause your system to overheat.

Improving indoor air quality
The purpose of an air filter is that it grabs contaminants through your air system before it enters your residence. After the filter has been in for a while, the less capable it is in trapping things like dust and mold that can hurt the health and comfort of your home, particularly if someone in your house suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring coming up, pollen and mold are especially prone 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 stay healthy during allergy season.

Inspect your system or ask your HVAC technician for guidance on how regularly you should be swapping out your filter. For most filters through Kelley Mechanical, we suggest an annual change with the highest MERV filter available. Not sure if it’s the ideal time to change your air filter? Don’t hesitate to ask our Lexington experts about different filters, timing or any other ideas on home comfort this spring. Contact us at 859-209-3003 to schedule an appointment with us at any time.

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