Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We emphasize preventative maintenance on your HVAC system constantly, but this doesn’t only mean annual tune-ups – it also involves assessing your air filters. It’s a quick way to help keep your system running smoothly and enhance your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it all yourself! Today is the best time to examine your filter, as the cooler weather comes to a close and summer is on the horizon. There are several benefits to switching out your air filter for a replacement, such as:

Lengthening the life and efficiency of your system
A definite 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 energy costs and cause your system to overheat.

Increasing indoor air quality
The purpose of an air filter is that it grabs contaminants through your air system before it flows into your residence. As the filter gets older, the less capable it is in grabbing things like dust and mold that can impact the health and comfort of your house, particularly if someone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma. With warmer temps near, pollen and mold are especially prone to be hanging around and you would prefer they aren’t traveling in your indoor space. A quality, clean air filter will help your family breathe easy and remain healthy during allergy season.

Inspect your system or current air filter provider for suggestions on how regularly you should be putting in a replacement filter. For most filters through Ken Parker Service Inc, we advise an annual change with the highest MERV filter available. Not sure if it’s the best time to exchange your air filter? Don’t hesitate to ask our Greenville experts about what filters are available, timing or any other hints on staying comfortable this spring. Contact us at 903-246-4877 to schedule an appointment with us at your convenience.

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