Why you should replace your air filter this winter

December 13, 2016

We stress routine maintenance on your heating and cooling system frequently, but this doesn’t only mean yearly tune-ups – it also involves looking at 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 best time to inspect your filter, as the cooler weather comes to an end and summer is on the horizon. There are many benefits to changing out your air filter, such as:

Extending the life and efficiency of your system
A surefire way to instigate a system failure is a dirty air filter. Extra dirt that gathers on your filter can influence your whole system to run harder than it should to keep you cool. Not only will it hamper the performance of your system, but it can impact your energy costs and end with an overheated system.

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

Check your system or current air filter provider for suggestions on how often you should be changing your filter. For the majority of the filters through Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning, we recommend an annual change with the highest MERV filter that is offered. Not sure if it’s the ideal time to replace your air filter? Don’t hesitate to ask our Bishop experts about filter options, timing or any other tips on home comfort this spring. Call us at 760-784-9034 to schedule an appointment with us at your convenience.