Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We emphasize regular maintenance on your HVAC system frequently, but this doesn’t only mean annual tune-ups – it also involves looking at your air filters. It’s a simple way to help keep your system working smoothly and increase your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it by yourself! Today is the best time to check your filter, as the cooler weather comes to a conclusion and summer 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 surefire way to instigate a system interruption is a dirty air filter. Extra dirt that gathers on your filter can influence your whole system to operate harder than it should to keep your home cool. Not only will it hamper the performance of your system, but it can increase your utility bills and result in your system overheating.

Enhancing indoor air quality
The goal of an air filter is that it snatches contaminants through your air system before it reaches your residence. The older a filter gets, the less efficient it is in grabbing things like dust and mold that can impact the health and comfort of your house, especially if someone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma. With warmer temps near, pollen and mold are especially expected to be hanging around and you would prefer they aren’t moving in your house. A quality, clean air filter will help your family breathe easy and stay healthy during allergy season.

Examine your system or chat with your local HVAC expert for recommendations on how often you should be putting in a replacement filter. For many filters through Kohles & Bach Heating & Cooling, we recommend an annual change with the highest MERV filter you have access to. Not sure if it’s the right time to replace your air filter? Don’t hesitate to ask our Des Moines experts about what filters are available, timing or any other hints on staying comfortable this spring. Call us at 515-207-6569 to schedule an appointment with us when it’s convenient for you.

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