Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We emphasize routine maintenance on your HVAC system frequently, but this doesn’t just mean ongoing tune-ups – it also refers to looking at 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 by yourself! Today is the ideal time to examine your filter, as winter comes to a close and the warmer weather is approaching. There are many benefits to switching out your air filter for a replacement, such as:

Increasing the life and efficiency of your system
A guaranteed way to cause a system failure is a dirty air filter. Additional dirt that is built up on your filter can cause your whole system to work harder than it should to keep your home cool. Not only will it impact the performance of your system, but it can increase your energy costs and result in your system overheating.

Enhancing indoor air quality
The purpose of an air filter is that it grabs contaminants through your air system before it reaches your home. After the filter has been in for a while, the less efficient it is in grabbing things like dust and mold that can hurt the health and comfort of your indoor space, particularly if someone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma. With increased temperatures around the corner, pollen and mold are especially prone to be hanging around and you would prefer they aren’t moving in your indoor space. A quality, clean air filter will help you breathe easy and keep healthy throughout allergy season.

Inspect your system or chat with your local HVAC expert for suggestions on how often you should be swapping out your filter. For the majority of the filters through Total Comfort, we suggest an annual change with the highest MERV filter that is offered. Not sure if it’s the best time to replace your air filter? Feel free to ask our Franklin Lakes experts about what filters are available, timing or any other ideas on home comfort this spring. Contact us at 201-268-5663 to book an appointment with us when it’s convenient for you.

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