Why you should replace your air filter this winter

December 13, 2016

We stress regular maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment frequently, but this doesn’t simply mean annual tune-ups – it also means checking your air filters. It’s an easy way to help keep your system operating smoothly and increase your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it by yourself! Today is the ideal time to examine your filter, as the cooler weather comes to a conclusion and summer is nearing. There are a lot of benefits to getting a replacement air filter, such as:

Extending the life and efficiency of your system
A guaranteed way to instigate a system failure is a dirty air filter. Additional dirt that accumulates on your filter can influence your whole system to operate harder than it should to keep you cool. Not only will it hinder the performance of your system, but it can increase your utility bills and end with an overheated system.

Enhancing indoor air quality
The purpose of an air filter is that it catches contaminants through your air system before it reaches your home. After the filter has been in for a while, the less effective it is in catching things like dust and mold that can impact the health and comfort of your house, particularly if someone in your house suffers from allergies or asthma. With increased temperatures near, pollen and mold are especially prone to be hanging around and you don’t want them circulating in your house. A quality, clean air filter will help your family breathe easy and keep healthy all through the allergy season.

Examine your system or current air filter provider for suggestions on how often you should be putting in a replacement filter. For the majority of the filters through Air Concepts of Middle Georgia, we suggest an annual change with the highest MERV filter available. Not sure if it’s the best time to replace your air filter? Don’t hesitate to ask our Milledgeville and Middle Georgia experts about what filters are available, timing or any other tips on staying comfortable this spring. Contact us at 478-200-5689 to arrange an appointment with us at any time.