Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We encourage regular maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment frequently, but this doesn’t only mean annual tune-ups – it also refers to checking 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 all yourself! This is the best time to check your filter, as winter comes to a conclusion and the warmer weather is nearing. There are many benefits to getting a replacement air filter, such as:

Extending the life and efficiency of your system
A definite way to trigger a system failure is a dirty air filter. Extra dirt that is built up on your filter can influence your whole system to operate harder than it should to keep you cool. Not only will it hinder the performance of your system, but it can increase your utility bills and result in your system overheating.

Improving indoor air quality
The goal of an air filter is that it grabs contaminants through your air system before it flows into your residence. After the filter has been in for a while, the less effective 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 increased temperatures near, pollen and mold are especially likely to be hanging around and you would prefer they aren’t traveling in your home. A quality, clean air filter will help your household breathe easy and remain healthy throughout allergy season.

Check your system or ask your HVAC technician for recommendations on how regularly you should be swapping out your filter. For the majority of the filters through Patterson & Stirling Inc, we recommend an annual change with the highest MERV filter that is offered. Not sure if it’s the ideal time to exchange your air filter? Don’t hesitate to ask our Erie experts about different filters, timing or any other hints on home comfort this spring. Call us at 814-308-0416 to book an appointment with us when it’s convenient for you.

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