Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We encourage preventative maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment all the time, but this doesn’t simply mean ongoing tune-ups – it also involves assessing your air filters. It’s an easy way to help keep your system working smoothly and increase your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it on your own! This is the best time to inspect your filter, as the cooler weather comes to a close and the warmer weather is approaching. There are a lot of benefits to switching out your air filter for a replacement, such as:

Extending the life and efficiency of your system
A guaranteed way to trigger a system interruption is a dirty air filter. Extra dirt that accumulates on your filter can cause your whole system to work harder than it should to keep the air in your home cool. Not only will it impact the performance of your system, but it can impact your energy costs and end with an overheated system.

Enhancing indoor air quality
The reason for an air filter is that it grabs contaminants through your air system before it flows into your home. The older a filter gets, 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 house suffers from allergies or asthma. With warmer temps coming up, pollen and mold are especially expected to be hanging around and you certainly don’t like the idea of it circulating in your indoor space. A quality, clean air filter will help you breathe easy and stay healthy throughout allergy season.

Inspect your system or current air filter provider for recommendations on how regularly you should be changing your filter. For many filters through Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning, we advise an annual change with the highest MERV filter you have access to. Not sure if it’s the best time to replace your air filter? You can always ask our Bishop experts about different filters, timing or any other tips on staying comfortable this spring. Contact us at 760-784-9034 to book an appointment with us when it’s convenient for you.

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