Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We emphasize preventative maintenance on your heating and cooling system frequently, but this doesn’t just mean annual tune-ups – it also refers to assessing your air filters. It’s an easy way to help keep your system running smoothly and increase your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it on your own! Now is the ideal time to check your filter, as the cold season comes to an end and summer is approaching. There are a lot of 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 influence your whole system to work harder than it should to keep you cool. Not only will it impact the performance of your system, but it can impact your utility bills and cause your system to overheat.

Improving indoor air quality
The goal of an air filter is that it snatches contaminants through your air system before it flows into your house. The older a filter gets, the less capable it is in trapping things like dust and mold that can hurt the health and comfort of your indoor space, especially if someone in your house suffers from allergies or asthma. With increased temperatures coming up, pollen and mold are especially prone to be hanging around and you would prefer they aren’t moving in your indoor space. A quality, clean air filter will help your family breathe easy and stay healthy during allergy season.

Check your system or ask your HVAC technician for guidance on how often you should be changing your filter. For most filters through Cytech Heating & Cooling, we recommend an annual change with the highest MERV filter you have access to. Not sure if it’s the ideal time to change your air filter? Don’t hesitate to ask our Edinburg experts about different filters, timing or any other hints on home comfort this spring. Give us a call at 956-630-3522 to book an appointment with us at your convenience.

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