Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We encourage routine maintenance on your HVAC system frequently, but this doesn’t just mean ongoing tune-ups – it also refers to looking at your air filters. It’s an easy way to help keep your system operating smoothly and improve your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it all yourself! Now is the best time to check your filter, as winter comes to a close and heat is on the horizon. There are several benefits to getting a replacement air filter, such as:

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

Increasing indoor air quality
The goal of an air filter is that it grabs contaminants through your air system before it flows into your house. After the filter has been in for a while, the less efficient it is in catching things like dust and mold that can affect the health and comfort of your home, especially if someone in your house suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring coming up, pollen and mold are especially expected 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.

Examine your system or chat with your local HVAC expert for guidance on how frequently you should be putting in a replacement filter. For many filters through WM J Kraus & Son, we recommend an annual change with the highest MERV filter that is offered. Not sure if it’s the best time to exchange your air filter? You can always ask our Keokuk experts about filter options, timing or any other ideas on optimizing your indoor air quality this spring. Contact us at 319-229-2318 to book an appointment with us at your convenience.

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