We emphasize preventative maintenance on your HVAC system all the time, but this doesn’t simply mean yearly tune-ups – it also involves looking at 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! This is the best time to inspect your filter, as the cold season comes to a conclusion and heat is on the horizon. There are several benefits to switching out your air filter for a replacement, such as:
Extending the life and efficiency of your system
A surefire way to cause 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 the air in your home cool. Not only will it hinder 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 house. As the filter gets older, the less efficient it is in catching things like dust and mold that can hurt the health and comfort of your home, which is even more critical if someone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma. With warmer temps near, pollen and mold are especially likely to be hanging around and you would prefer they aren’t traveling in your indoor space. A quality, clean air filter will help your household breathe easy and stay healthy all through the allergy season.
Examine your system or current air filter provider for recommendations on how regularly you should be changing your filter. For most filters through Service Max Heating & Air Conditioning, we advise an annual change with the highest MERV filter that is offered. Not sure if it’s the ideal time to exchange your air filter? Don’t hesitate to ask our Arlington experts about filter options, timing or any other hints on home comfort this spring. Call us at 360-255-5857 to schedule an appointment with us when it’s convenient for you.