Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We encourage preventative maintenance on your HVAC system all the time, but this doesn’t only mean yearly tune-ups – it also means checking 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 best time to inspect your filter, as winter comes to an end and summer is on the horizon. There are many benefits to switching out your air filter for a replacement, such as:

Increasing the life and efficiency of your system
A definite way to instigate a system breakdown is a dirty air filter. Excess dirt that is built up 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 utility bills and cause your system to overheat.

Enhancing indoor air quality
The goal of an air filter is that it grabs contaminants through your air system before it flows into your home. As the filter gets older, 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 family suffers from allergies or asthma. With warmer temps around the corner, pollen and mold are especially expected to be hanging around and you would prefer they aren’t moving in your home. 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 many 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 different filters, timing or any other tips on staying comfortable this spring. Call us at 703-278-2036 to book an appointment with us at your convenience.

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