Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We emphasize regular maintenance on your HVAC system all the time, but this doesn’t only mean annual tune-ups – it also involves assessing your air filters. It’s a simple way to help keep your system operating smoothly and increase your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it on your own! Now is the ideal time to examine your filter, as the cold season comes to a conclusion and the warmer weather is on the horizon. There are several benefits to changing out your air filter, such as:

Lengthening the life and efficiency of your system
A surefire way to instigate a system interruption is a dirty air filter. Additional dirt that is built up on your filter can force your whole system to operate harder than it should to keep you cool. Not only will it hinder the performance of your system, but it can impact your utility bills and end with an overheated system.

Enhancing indoor air quality
The reason for an air filter is that it catches contaminants through your air system before it flows into your house. The older a filter gets, the less efficient it is in trapping things like dust and mold that can hurt the health and comfort of your home, which is even more critical 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 would prefer they aren’t circulating in your house. A quality, clean air filter will help your household breathe easy and remain healthy all through the allergy season.

Inspect your system or current air filter provider for recommendations on how frequently you should be changing your filter. For the majority of the filters through Street Heating & Sheet Metal Inc, we recommend an annual change with the highest MERV filter that is offered. Not sure if it’s the ideal time to change your air filter? Don’t hesitate to ask our Rapid City experts about different filters, timing or any other tips on optimizing your indoor air quality this spring. Call us at 605-342-5107 to arrange an appointment with us when it’s convenient for you.

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