Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We emphasize regular maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment constantly, but this doesn’t just mean ongoing tune-ups – it also involves checking your air filters. It’s a quick way to help keep your system running smoothly and improve your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it all yourself! Today is the ideal time to examine your filter, as the cooler weather comes to an end and heat is approaching. There are many benefits to switching out your air filter for a replacement, such as:

Extending the life and efficiency of your system
A surefire way to cause a system interruption is a dirty air filter. Extra dirt that is built up on your filter can influence your whole system to operate harder than it should to keep your home cool. Not only will it hinder the performance of your system, but it can increase your utility bills and cause your system to overheat.

Improving indoor air quality
The reason for an air filter is that it catches contaminants through your air system before it enters your residence. After the filter has been in for a while, the less capable it is in grabbing things like dust and mold that can impact the health and comfort of your home, especially if someone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma. With warmer temps coming up, pollen and mold are especially expected to be hanging around and you would prefer they aren’t traveling in your indoor space. A quality, clean air filter will help your household breathe easy and stay healthy all through the allergy season.

Examine your system or chat with your local HVAC expert for recommendations on how often you should be putting in a replacement filter. For most filters through Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing, we suggest an annual change with the highest MERV filter that is offered. Not sure if it’s the best time to exchange your air filter? Feel free to ask our Bakersfield experts about filter options, timing or any other hints on staying comfortable this spring. Give us a call at 661-437-3499 to book an appointment with us at your convenience.

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