Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We encourage routine maintenance on your HVAC system constantly, but this doesn’t only mean ongoing tune-ups – it also involves assessing your air filters. It’s a quick way to help keep your system working smoothly and improve your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it all yourself! Now is the perfect time to examine your filter, as winter comes to an end and heat is on the horizon. There are several benefits to getting a replacement air filter, such as:

Extending the life and efficiency of your system
A surefire way to instigate a system interruption is a dirty air filter. Additional dirt that accumulates on your filter can cause your whole system to run 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 result in your system overheating.

Increasing indoor air quality
The goal of an air filter is that it snatches contaminants through your air system before it reaches your residence. After the filter has been in for a while, the less efficient it is in trapping things like dust and mold that can hurt the health and comfort of your home, especially if someone in your house suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring coming up, pollen and mold are especially expected to be hanging around and you would prefer they aren’t traveling in your home. A quality, clean air filter will help your household breathe easy and keep healthy during allergy season.

Check your system or current air filter provider for guidance on how regularly you should be putting in a replacement filter. For the majority of the filters through County Line Mechanical LLC, we recommend 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? You can always ask our Reinholds experts about what filters are available, timing or any other hints on home comfort this spring. Call us at 717-216-0846 to arrange an appointment with us at any time.

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