We encourage regular maintenance on your heating and cooling system constantly, but this doesn’t just mean ongoing tune-ups – it also means assessing 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 by yourself! Now is the perfect time to check your filter, as the cold season comes to a conclusion and the warmer weather is on the horizon. There are a lot of benefits to switching out your air filter for a replacement, such as:
Extending the life and efficiency of your system
A definite way to cause a system breakdown is a dirty air filter. Extra dirt that accumulates on your filter can cause your whole system to operate harder than it should to keep 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 goal of an air filter is that it snatches contaminants through your air system before it enters your residence. After the filter has been in for a while, the less effective it is in catching things like dust and mold that can impact the health and comfort of your indoor space, especially if someone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring near, pollen and mold are especially prone to be hanging around and you would prefer they aren’t moving in your indoor space. A quality, clean air filter will help you breathe easy and stay healthy all through the allergy season.
Examine your system or chat with your local HVAC expert for guidance on how frequently you should be putting in a replacement filter. For many filters through B & B Heating & Cooling, we recommend an annual change with the highest MERV filter available. Not sure if it’s the best time to change your air filter? You can always ask our Florissant experts about what filters are available, timing or any other ideas on optimizing your indoor air quality this spring. Give us a call at 314-325-7552 to arrange an appointment with us at your convenience.