Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We stress preventative maintenance on your HVAC system frequently, but this doesn’t just 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 the cold season comes to a close and heat is on the horizon. There are several benefits to changing out your air filter, such as:

Increasing the life and efficiency of your system
A definite 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 catches 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 impact the health and comfort of your home, which is even more critical if someone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring around the corner, pollen and mold are especially likely to be hanging around and you don’t want them circulating in your home. 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 you have access to. Not sure if it’s the best time to exchange your air filter? Don’t hesitate to ask our Odessa experts about different filters, timing or any other ideas on home comfort this spring. Contact us at 432-237-0168 to book an appointment with us when it’s convenient for you.

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