Why you should replace your air filter this winter

December 13, 2016

We stress regular maintenance on your heating and cooling system frequently, but this doesn’t only mean ongoing tune-ups – it also refers to checking your air filters. It’s a quick way to help keep your system working smoothly and improve your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it on your own! This is the best time to inspect your filter, as the cooler weather comes to a close and summer is on the horizon. There are a lot of benefits to getting a replacement air filter, such as:

Lengthening the life and efficiency of your system
A definite way to instigate a system failure is a dirty air filter. Additional dirt that is built up on your filter can influence your whole system to operate harder than it should to keep you cool. Not only will it hinder the performance of your system, but it can increase your utility bills and result in your system overheating.

Improving indoor air quality
The goal of an air filter is that it catches contaminants through your air system before it flows into your home. As the filter gets older, the less effective it is in grabbing things like dust and mold that can affect the health and comfort of your house, particularly if someone in your house suffers from allergies or asthma. With warmer temps around the corner, pollen and mold are especially prone to be hanging around and you certainly don’t like the idea of it moving in your house. A quality, clean air filter will help you breathe easy and remain healthy during allergy season.

Examine your system or current air filter provider for recommendations on how frequently you should be swapping out your filter. For the majority of the filters through Woody's Sudden Service Inc, we advise 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 Manassas experts about what filters are available, timing or any other hints on staying comfortable this spring. Call us at 703-278-2036 to arrange an appointment with us at any time.