Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We emphasize regular maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment all the time, but this doesn’t just mean ongoing tune-ups – it also involves assessing your air filters. It’s an easy way to help keep your system operating smoothly and improve your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it all yourself! Today is the ideal time to examine your filter, as winter comes to a conclusion 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 surefire way to instigate a system interruption is a dirty air filter. Additional dirt that gathers on your filter can force your whole system to operate harder than it should to keep your home 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 purpose of an air filter is that it grabs contaminants through your air system before it enters your home. As the filter gets older, 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 moving in your house. A quality, clean air filter will help your household breathe easy and stay healthy all through the allergy season.

Check 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 and Cooling, we suggest an annual change with the highest MERV filter that is offered. Not sure if it’s the ideal time to replace your air filter? You can always ask our Rapid City experts about filter options, timing or any other tips on optimizing your indoor air quality this spring. Call us at 605-206-3915 to arrange an appointment with us when it’s convenient for you.

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