Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We emphasize preventative maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment constantly, but this doesn’t only mean yearly tune-ups – it also involves checking your air filters. It’s a simple way to help keep your system running smoothly and improve your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it all yourself! This is the perfect time to inspect your filter, as winter comes to a close and the warmer weather is nearing. There are several benefits to changing out your air filter, such as:

Extending the life and efficiency of your system
A definite way to cause a system breakdown is a dirty air filter. Additional dirt that accumulates on your filter can force your whole system to operate 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 increase your utility bills and cause your system to overheat.

Increasing indoor air quality
The purpose of an air filter is that it grabs contaminants through your air system before it flows into your residence. The older a filter gets, the less capable it is in trapping things like dust and mold that can impact the health and comfort of your home, which is even more critical if someone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma. With warmer temps coming up, 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 stay healthy throughout allergy season.

Examine your system or chat with your local HVAC expert for suggestions on how frequently you should be putting in a replacement filter. For the majority of the filters through Brogan Heating & AC Inc, we recommend an annual change with the highest MERV filter you have access to. Not sure if it’s the best time to change your air filter? Feel free to ask our Rochester experts about different filters, timing or any other ideas on staying comfortable this spring. Give us a call at 507-218-0088 to arrange an appointment with us at your convenience.

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