Why you should replace your air filter this winter

December 13, 2016

We encourage preventative maintenance on your HVAC system all the time, but this doesn’t simply mean yearly tune-ups – it also refers to checking your air filters. It’s a simple way to help keep your system working smoothly and improve your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it on your own! Today is the perfect time to examine your filter, as the cooler weather comes to an end 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 surefire way to cause a system breakdown is a dirty air filter. Extra dirt that accumulates on your filter can influence your whole system to operate harder than it should to keep your home cool. Not only will it hamper the performance of your system, but it can increase your utility bills and end with an overheated system.

Improving indoor air quality
The reason for an air filter is that it grabs contaminants through your air system before it flows into your house. The older a filter gets, the less efficient it is in catching things like dust and mold that can impact the health and comfort of your house, which is even more critical if someone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma. With warmer temps around the corner, pollen and mold are especially expected to be hanging around and you don’t want them moving in your house. A quality, clean air filter will help your household breathe easy and keep healthy throughout allergy season.

Inspect your system or ask your HVAC technician for guidance on how often you should be changing your filter. For most filters through Street Heating and Cooling, we suggest an annual change with the highest MERV filter available. Not sure if it’s the right time to change your air filter? Don’t hesitate to ask our Rapid City experts about what filters are available, timing or any other tips on optimizing your indoor air quality this spring. Contact us at 605-206-3915 to arrange an appointment with us at your convenience.

We encourage preventative maintenance on your HVAC system all the time, but this doesn’t simply mean yearly tune-ups – it also refers to checking your air filters. It’s a simple way to help keep your system working smoothly and improve your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it on your own! Today is the perfect time to examine your filter, as the cooler weather comes to an end 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 surefire way to cause a system breakdown is a dirty air filter. Extra dirt that accumulates on your filter can influence your whole system to operate harder than it should to keep your home cool. Not only will it hamper the performance of your system, but it can increase your utility bills and end with an overheated system. Improving indoor air quality The reason for an air filter is that it grabs contaminants through your air system before it flows into your house. The older a filter gets, the less efficient it is in catching things like dust and mold that can impact the health and comfort of your house, which is even more critical if someone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma. With warmer temps around the corner, pollen and mold are especially expected to be hanging around and you don’t want them moving in your house. A quality, clean air filter will help your household breathe easy and keep healthy throughout allergy season. Inspect your system or ask your HVAC technician for guidance on how often you should be changing your filter. For most filters through Street Heating and Cooling, we suggest an annual change with the highest MERV filter available. Not sure if it’s the right time to change your air filter? Don’t hesitate to ask our Rapid City experts about what filters are available, timing or any other tips on optimizing your indoor air quality this spring. Contact us at 605-206-3915 to arrange an appointment with us at your convenience. [">