Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We emphasize regular maintenance on your HVAC system frequently, but this doesn’t just mean annual tune-ups – it also refers to looking at your air filters. It’s a quick way to help keep your system working smoothly and increase your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it on your own! Today is the perfect time to inspect your filter, as winter comes to a close and the warmer weather is approaching. There are a lot of benefits to getting a replacement air filter, such as:

Lengthening the life and efficiency of your system
A surefire way to trigger a system interruption is a dirty air filter. Excess dirt that gathers on your filter can influence your whole system to work harder than it should to keep the air in your home cool. Not only will it hinder the performance of your system, but it can impact your energy costs and end with an overheated system.

Enhancing indoor air quality
The purpose of an air filter is that it grabs contaminants through your air system before it flows into your residence. After the filter has been in for a while, the less efficient it is in grabbing things like dust and mold that can impact the health and comfort of your home, 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 likely to be hanging around and you would prefer they aren’t moving in your home. A quality, clean air filter will help your household breathe easy and keep healthy all through the allergy season.

Inspect your system or ask your HVAC technician for guidance on how frequently you should be swapping out your filter. For the majority of the filters through Oak Point Heating and Air LLC, we advise 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? Don’t hesitate to ask our Denton experts about what filters are available, timing or any other ideas on staying comfortable this spring. Contact us at 940-202-1202 to schedule an appointment with us at your convenience.

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