Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We stress routine maintenance on your heating and cooling system frequently, but this doesn’t just mean yearly tune-ups – it also refers to assessing your air filters. It’s a quick way to help keep your system working smoothly and enhance your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it on your own! Today is the ideal time to check your filter, as the cooler weather comes to an end and heat is approaching. There are a lot of benefits to getting a replacement air filter, such as:

Extending the life and efficiency of your system
A definite way to cause a system failure is a dirty air filter. Extra dirt that accumulates on your filter can influence your whole system to work harder than it should to keep your home cool. Not only will it hamper the performance of your system, but it can escalate your utility bills and result in your system overheating.

Increasing indoor air quality
The purpose of an air filter is that it catches contaminants through your air system before it flows into your home. The older a filter gets, the less effective it is in grabbing things like dust and mold that can hurt the health and comfort of your indoor space, particularly if someone in your house suffers from allergies or asthma. With warmer temps around the corner, pollen and mold are especially prone to be hanging around and you don’t want them traveling in your home. A quality, clean air filter will help your family breathe easy and stay healthy during allergy season.

Inspect your system or current air filter provider for suggestions on how regularly you should be changing your filter. For most filters through Jack's Heating, Cooling, Stoves & Fireplaces, we recommend an annual change with the highest MERV filter available. Not sure if it’s the best time to exchange your air filter? You can always ask our Alliance experts about filter options, timing or any other ideas on optimizing your indoor air quality this spring. Give us a call at 308-646-3827 to book an appointment with us at your convenience.

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