Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We encourage regular maintenance on your HVAC system frequently, but this doesn’t only mean annual tune-ups – it also involves looking at your air filters. It’s a simple 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 examine your filter, as the cooler weather comes to a close and summer is nearing. There are several benefits to changing out your air filter, such as:

Increasing the life and efficiency of your system
A definite way to trigger a system failure is a dirty air filter. Additional dirt that gathers on your filter can cause 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 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 reaches your residence. The older a filter gets, the less effective it is in grabbing things like dust and mold that can impact the health and comfort of your indoor space, particularly if someone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma. With warmer temps near, pollen and mold are especially expected to be hanging around and you don’t want them moving in your home. A quality, clean air filter will help you breathe easy and keep healthy throughout allergy season.

Check your system or ask your HVAC technician for guidance on how often you should be changing your filter. For the majority of the filters through Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning, we suggest an annual change with the highest MERV filter that is offered. Not sure if it’s the ideal time to change your air filter? Don’t hesitate to ask our Lodi experts about filter options, timing or any other ideas on staying comfortable this spring. Call us at 209-257-3156 to arrange an appointment with us at any time.

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