Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We encourage preventative maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment all the time, 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 increase your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it all yourself! This is the ideal time to check your filter, as the cold season comes to an end and heat is on the horizon. There are several benefits to switching out your air filter for a replacement, such as:

Lengthening the life and efficiency of your system
A surefire way to cause a system breakdown is a dirty air filter. Excess dirt that is built up on your filter can influence your whole system to run harder than it should to keep the air in your home cool. Not only will it hamper the performance of your system, but it can impact your utility bills and end with an overheated system.

Improving indoor air quality
The reason for an air filter is that it grabs contaminants through your air system before it enters your house. As the filter gets older, the less effective it is in trapping things like dust and mold that can affect the health and comfort of your house, particularly if someone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring coming up, pollen and mold are especially expected to be hanging around and you certainly don’t like the idea of it circulating in your house. A quality, clean air filter will help your household breathe easy and remain healthy throughout allergy season.

Examine your system or ask your HVAC technician for guidance on how frequently you should be swapping out your filter. For many filters through The Frazier Company, we recommend an annual change with the highest MERV filter available. Not sure if it’s the right time to replace your air filter? You can always ask our Omaha experts about what filters are available, timing or any other hints on staying comfortable this spring. Contact us at 402-628-0206 to book an appointment with us at any time.

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