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Why you should replace your air filter this winter

December 13, 2016

We stress routine maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment frequently, but this doesn’t simply mean ongoing tune-ups – it also refers to assessing your air filters. It’s a simple way to help keep your system operating smoothly and enhance your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it by yourself! Today is the perfect time to check your filter, as the cooler weather comes to an end and the warmer weather is on the horizon. There are many benefits to getting a replacement air filter, such as:

Lengthening the life and efficiency of your system
A guaranteed way to instigate a system failure is a dirty air filter. Extra dirt that is built up on your filter can cause your whole system to work harder than it should to keep your home cool. Not only will it impact 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 snatches contaminants through your air system before it reaches your house. After the filter has been in for a while, the less effective it is in trapping things like dust and mold that can impact the health and comfort of your indoor space, particularly if someone in your house suffers from allergies or asthma. With increased temperatures near, pollen and mold are especially likely to be hanging around and you don’t want them circulating in your indoor space. A quality, clean air filter will help your family breathe easy and stay healthy throughout allergy season.

Examine your system or chat with your local HVAC expert for guidance on how frequently you should be changing your filter. For most filters through PWA Heating & Cooling Inc, we advise an annual change with the highest MERV filter that is offered. Not sure if it’s the best time to replace your air filter? Don’t hesitate to ask our Plainfield experts about what filters are available, timing or any other ideas on home comfort this spring. Give us a call at 815-410-1231 to book an appointment with us at your convenience.