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Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We stress preventative maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment constantly, but this doesn’t simply mean annual tune-ups – it also refers to checking your air filters. It’s an easy way to help keep your system running smoothly and improve your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it by yourself! Now is the perfect time to examine your filter, as the cold season comes to an end and heat is on the horizon. There are several benefits to changing out your air filter, such as:

Increasing the life and efficiency of your system
A guaranteed way to trigger a system breakdown is a dirty air filter. Excess dirt that is built up on your filter can force your whole system to work 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 goal of an air filter is that it snatches contaminants through your air system before it reaches your home. The older a filter gets, the less capable it is in trapping things like dust and mold that can hurt the health and comfort of your home, particularly if someone in your house suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring around the corner, pollen and mold are especially expected to be hanging around and you don’t want them traveling in your home. A quality, clean air filter will help your household breathe easy and remain healthy during allergy season.

Inspect your system or current air filter provider for suggestions on how regularly you should be changing your filter. For most filters through Davis Heating & Air Conditioning, we advise an annual change with the highest MERV filter available. Not sure if it’s the ideal time to change your air filter? You can always ask our Rocky Mount experts about different filters, timing or any other tips on staying comfortable this spring. Give us a call at 540-483-5605 or schedule an appointment with us online at any time.