Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We stress preventative maintenance on your HVAC system constantly, but this doesn’t only mean annual tune-ups – it also means assessing your air filters. It’s a quick 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 ideal time to check your filter, as winter comes to a close and heat is nearing. There are several benefits to getting a replacement air filter, such as:

Extending the life and efficiency of your system
A surefire way to trigger a system interruption is a dirty air filter. Extra dirt that accumulates on your filter can influence your whole system to work harder than it should to keep you cool. Not only will it impact the performance of your system, but it can increase your utility bills and end with an overheated system.

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. After the filter has been in for a while, the less effective it is in catching things like dust and mold that can affect the health and comfort of your house, which is even more critical if someone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring coming up, pollen and mold are especially expected to be hanging around and you would prefer they aren’t circulating in your house. A quality, clean air filter will help you breathe easy and keep healthy throughout allergy season.

Inspect your system or ask your HVAC technician for guidance on how regularly you should be swapping out your filter. For most filters through Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning, we recommend an annual change with the highest MERV filter available. Not sure if it’s the right time to exchange your air filter? You can always ask our Odessa experts about filter options, timing or any other ideas on home comfort this spring. Give us a call at 432-237-0168 to schedule an appointment with us at any time.

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