Why you should replace your air filter this winter

December 13, 2016

We emphasize regular maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment constantly, but this doesn’t just mean yearly tune-ups – it also means checking your air filters. It’s an easy way to help keep your system working smoothly and enhance your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it all yourself! Today is the perfect time to examine your filter, as the cold season comes to a conclusion 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 instigate a system interruption is a dirty air filter. Additional dirt that gathers on your filter can cause your whole system to operate harder than it should to keep your home cool. Not only will it hinder the performance of your system, but it can impact your utility bills and end with an overheated system.

Increasing indoor air quality
The reason for an air filter is that it grabs contaminants through your air system before it enters your residence. After the filter has been in for a while, the less effective it is in catching things like dust and mold that can hurt the health and comfort of your indoor space, which is even more critical if someone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma. With warmer temps coming up, pollen and mold are especially expected to be hanging around and you don’t want them traveling in your home. A quality, clean air filter will help your family breathe easy and stay healthy during allergy season.

Inspect your system or current air filter provider for recommendations on how regularly you should be swapping out your filter. For many filters through Farris Heating & Air, we recommend an annual change with the highest MERV filter available. Not sure if it’s the ideal time to change your air filter? You can always ask our Bartlesville experts about filter options, timing or any other hints on home comfort this spring. Give us a call at 918-534-8194 to schedule an appointment with us at any time.