Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We emphasize regular maintenance on your heating and cooling system frequently, but this doesn’t simply mean annual tune-ups – it also refers to assessing your air filters. It’s a quick way to help keep your system operating smoothly and enhance your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it by yourself! Today is the ideal time to inspect your filter, as the cold season comes to an end and heat is on the horizon. There are a lot of benefits to getting a replacement air filter, such as:

Increasing the life and efficiency of your system
A definite way to trigger a system breakdown is a dirty air filter. Additional dirt that is built up on your filter can influence your whole system to run harder than it should to keep your home cool. Not only will it hinder the performance of your system, but it can escalate your utility bills and cause your system to overheat.

Improving indoor air quality
The reason for an air filter is that it grabs contaminants through your air system before it reaches your house. The older a filter gets, the less capable it is in grabbing things like dust and mold that can hurt the health and comfort of your house, particularly if someone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma. With increased temperatures around the corner, pollen and mold are especially likely to be hanging around and you don’t want them circulating in your indoor space. A quality, clean air filter will help your family breathe easy and stay healthy all through the allergy season.

Examine your system or chat with your local HVAC expert for suggestions on how regularly you should be swapping out your filter. For the majority of the filters through Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning, we suggest an annual change with the highest MERV filter available. Not sure if it’s the right time to change your air filter? Feel free to ask our Buellton experts about what filters are available, timing or any other hints on home comfort this spring. Give us a call at 805-242-9638 to book an appointment with us at any time.

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