Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We stress routine maintenance on your HVAC system all the time, but this doesn’t simply mean annual tune-ups – it also means looking at your air filters. It’s an easy way to help keep your system running smoothly and improve 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 many 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 failure is a dirty air filter. Extra 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 hinder the performance of your system, but it can impact your utility bills and end with an overheated system.

Improving indoor air quality
The purpose of an air filter is that it catches contaminants through your air system before it flows into your home. 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 home, especially if someone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring 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 home. A quality, clean air filter will help your household breathe easy and remain healthy during allergy season.

Examine your system or ask your HVAC technician for guidance on how frequently you should be swapping out your filter. For most filters through The Frazier Company, we suggest an annual change with the highest MERV filter you have access to. 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 tips on home comfort this spring. Contact us at 402-896-5900 to schedule an appointment with us when it’s convenient for you.

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