Why you should replace your air filter this winter

December 13, 2016

We emphasize regular maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment frequently, but this doesn’t only mean ongoing 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 inspect 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. Excess dirt that is built up on your filter can influence your whole system to operate harder than it should to keep you cool. Not only will it hamper the performance of your system, but it can escalate your energy costs 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. As the filter gets older, the less effective it is in grabbing things like dust and mold that can impact the health and comfort of your house, particularly if someone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring near, pollen and mold are especially likely to be hanging around and you don’t want them circulating in your house. A quality, clean air filter will help your family breathe easy and remain healthy during allergy season.

Examine your system or chat with your local HVAC expert for recommendations on how regularly you should be changing your filter. For most 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 best time to change your air filter? You can always ask our Des Moines experts about what filters are available, timing or any other hints on home comfort this spring. Call us at 515-207-6569 to schedule an appointment with us when it’s convenient for you.