Why you should replace your air filter this winter

Air Quality

We emphasize regular maintenance on your heating and cooling system constantly, but this doesn’t simply mean ongoing 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! Now is the ideal time to inspect your filter, as the cold season comes to a close and heat is on the horizon. There are a lot of benefits to changing out your 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. Additional dirt that gathers on your filter can influence 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 escalate your utility bills and cause your system to overheat.

Improving indoor air quality
The purpose of an air filter is that it catches 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 home, especially if someone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma. With increased temperatures coming up, pollen and mold are especially likely to be hanging around and you would prefer they aren’t moving in your indoor space. A quality, clean air filter will help you 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 recommend an annual change with the highest MERV filter available. Not sure if it’s the right time to replace your air filter? Feel free to ask our Buellton experts about what filters are available, timing or any other hints on staying comfortable this spring. Contact us at 805-688-4018 or book an appointment with us onlinewhen it’s convenient for you.

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