Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We stress routine maintenance on your heating and cooling system constantly, but this doesn’t only mean ongoing tune-ups – it also involves looking at your air filters. It’s a quick way to help keep your system running smoothly and improve your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it by yourself! This is the perfect time to examine your filter, as winter comes to a close and heat is nearing. There are many benefits to changing out your air filter, such as:

Increasing the life and efficiency of your system
A surefire way to cause a system interruption is a dirty air filter. Extra dirt that gathers on your filter can force your whole system to work harder than it should to keep your home cool. Not only will it impact the performance of your system, but it can increase your energy costs and result in your system overheating.

Enhancing indoor air quality
The reason for an air filter is that it grabs contaminants through your air system before it reaches your house. The older a filter gets, the less efficient it is in trapping things like dust and mold that can hurt the health and comfort of your home, which is even more critical if someone in your home 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 keep healthy during allergy season.

Check your system or current air filter provider for suggestions on how frequently you should be changing your filter. For most filters through Kirkfield Heating & Air Conditioning, we recommend an annual change with the highest MERV filter you have access to. Not sure if it’s the right time to replace your air filter? Feel free to ask our Winnipeg experts about what filters are available, timing or any other ideas on optimizing your indoor air quality this spring. Contact us at 204-272-8128 to book an appointment with us at your convenience.

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