Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We emphasize routine maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment constantly, but this doesn’t just mean annual tune-ups – it also refers to looking at your air filters. It’s a simple way to help keep your system operating smoothly and improve your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it on your own! This is the ideal time to check your filter, as winter comes to a conclusion and summer is on the horizon. There are many benefits to switching out your air filter for a replacement, such as:

Extending the life and efficiency of your system
A guaranteed way to cause a system breakdown is a dirty air filter. Excess dirt that gathers on your filter can force your whole system to run harder than it should to keep your home cool. Not only will it hamper the performance of your system, but it can impact your utility bills and cause your system to overheat.

Enhancing indoor air quality
The reason for an air filter is that it catches contaminants through your air system before it reaches your residence. The older a filter gets, the less capable it is in grabbing 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 increased temperatures near, 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 family breathe easy and remain healthy during allergy season.

Check your system or current air filter provider for suggestions on how often you should be putting in a replacement filter. For many filters through Northern Comfort Inc, we recommend an annual change with the highest MERV filter available. Not sure if it’s the right time to exchange your air filter? You can always ask our Mankato area experts about different filters, timing or any other hints on optimizing your indoor air quality this spring. Contact us at 507-387-6596 to schedule an appointment with us at any time.

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