Why you should replace your air filter this winter

December 13, 2016

We encourage routine maintenance on your heating and cooling system constantly, but this doesn’t only mean yearly tune-ups – it also refers to assessing your air filters. It’s an easy way to help keep your system running smoothly and enhance your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it on your own! Today is the best time to check your filter, as winter comes to a conclusion and the warmer weather is nearing. There are a lot of benefits to getting a replacement air filter, such as:

Increasing the life and efficiency of your system
A guaranteed way to instigate a system interruption is a dirty air filter. Extra dirt that accumulates on your filter can force your whole system to work harder than it should to keep your home cool. Not only will it hinder the performance of your system, but it can escalate your utility bills and end with an overheated system.

Increasing indoor air quality
The reason for an air filter is that it grabs contaminants through your air system before it reaches your residence. As the filter gets older, the less capable it is in grabbing things like dust and mold that can hurt the health and comfort of your home, especially if someone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring near, pollen and mold are especially prone to be hanging around and you don’t want them circulating in your home. A quality, clean air filter will help you breathe easy and keep healthy during allergy season.

Check your system or current air filter provider for suggestions on how regularly you should be changing your filter. For the majority of the filters through Titan Heating & Air Conditioning, we suggest an annual change with the highest MERV filter you have access to. Not sure if it’s the ideal time to replace your air filter? Feel free to ask our Central Point experts about what filters are available, timing or any other tips on home comfort this spring. Give us a call at 514-600-5499 to book an appointment with us at any time.