We emphasize preventative maintenance on your HVAC system frequently, but this doesn’t only mean ongoing tune-ups – it also means checking your air filters. It’s a simple way to help keep your system operating smoothly and increase your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it all yourself! This is the ideal time to inspect your filter, as winter comes to a conclusion and the warmer weather 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 trigger a system breakdown is a dirty air filter. Extra dirt that is built up on your filter can cause 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 result in your system overheating.
Enhancing indoor air quality
The purpose of an air filter is that it grabs contaminants through your air system before it reaches your residence. As the filter gets older, the less capable it is in grabbing things like dust and mold that can affect the health and comfort of your home, particularly if someone in your family 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 you breathe easy and stay healthy throughout allergy season.
Inspect your system or current air filter provider for suggestions on how regularly you should be changing your 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.