We emphasize preventative maintenance on your HVAC system constantly, but this doesn’t just mean yearly tune-ups – it also involves assessing your air filters. It’s a simple way to help keep your system working smoothly and increase your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it by yourself! Now is the best time to examine your filter, as the cooler weather comes to an end and summer is on the horizon. There are several benefits to changing out your air filter, such as:
Increasing the life and efficiency of your system
A definite way to cause a system breakdown is a dirty air filter. Excess dirt that accumulates on your filter can cause your whole system to operate harder than it should to keep you cool. Not only will it hamper the performance of your system, but it can impact your utility bills and cause your system to overheat.
Increasing 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 grabbing things like dust and mold that can affect the health and comfort of your home, particularly if someone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma. With warmer temps around the corner, pollen and mold are especially likely to be hanging around and you certainly don’t like the idea of it moving in your house. A quality, clean air filter will help you breathe easy and stay healthy throughout allergy season.
Inspect your system or ask your HVAC technician for recommendations on how frequently you should be putting in a replacement filter. For the majority of the filters through Patterson & Stirling Inc, we advise an annual change with the highest MERV filter available. Not sure if it’s the best time to change your air filter? You can always ask our Erie experts about what filters are available, timing or any other tips on staying comfortable this spring. Call us at 814-308-0416 to arrange an appointment with us at any time.