Why you should replace your air filter this winter

Air Quality

We emphasize preventative maintenance on your HVAC system frequently, but this doesn’t just mean ongoing tune-ups – it also refers to checking your air filters. It’s an easy way to help keep your system operating smoothly and increase your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it on your own! This is the perfect time to examine your filter, as the cooler weather comes to an end and the warmer weather is on the horizon. There are several benefits to getting a replacement air filter, such as:

Increasing the life and efficiency of your system
A definite way to trigger a system failure is a dirty air filter. Additional dirt that gathers on your filter can cause your whole system to work 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 impact your utility bills and end with an overheated system.

Increasing indoor air quality
The purpose of an air filter is that it grabs contaminants through your air system before it reaches your home. The older a filter gets, the less capable it is in catching things like dust and mold that can impact the health and comfort of your indoor space, which is even more critical if someone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma. With increased temperatures around the corner, pollen and mold are especially prone to be hanging around and you would prefer they aren’t traveling in your indoor space. A quality, clean air filter will help your family breathe easy and keep healthy during allergy season.

Check your system or ask your HVAC technician for suggestions on how regularly you should be putting in a replacement filter. For many filters through Jett's Heating & Air Inc., we recommend an annual change with the highest MERV filter that is offered. Not sure if it’s the best time to exchange your air filter? Don’t hesitate to ask our McHenry experts about different filters, timing or any other ideas on staying comfortable this spring. Call us at 815-410-1128 to schedule an appointment with us when it’s convenient for you.

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