Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We stress preventative maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment all the time, but this doesn’t just mean yearly tune-ups – it also refers to looking at your air filters. It’s a quick way to help keep your system operating smoothly and enhance your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it by yourself! This is the perfect time to check your filter, as winter comes to an end and the warmer weather is nearing. There are many benefits to switching out your air filter for a replacement, such as:

Increasing the life and efficiency of your system
A surefire way to instigate a system failure is a dirty air filter. Extra dirt that gathers on your filter can force your whole system to run harder than it should to keep you cool. Not only will it impact the performance of your system, but it can increase your energy costs and cause your system to overheat.

Enhancing indoor air quality
The goal of an air filter is that it catches contaminants through your air system before it enters your home. The older a filter gets, the less effective it is in catching things like dust and mold that can hurt the health and comfort of your indoor space, particularly if someone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma. With warmer temps coming up, pollen and mold are especially likely to be hanging around and you don’t want them circulating in your house. A quality, clean air filter will help your household breathe easy and remain healthy throughout allergy season.

Examine your system or ask your HVAC technician for guidance on how frequently you should be putting in a replacement filter. For most filters through Woody's Sudden Service Inc, we suggest an annual change with the highest MERV filter that is offered. Not sure if it’s the ideal time to exchange your air filter? Feel free to ask our Manassas Park experts about filter options, timing or any other tips on home comfort this spring. Call us at 703-278-2036 to book an appointment with us at your convenience.

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