We stress preventative maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment constantly, but this doesn’t simply mean yearly tune-ups – it also involves assessing your air filters. It’s an easy way to help keep your system running smoothly and increase your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it all yourself! Today is the best time to examine your filter, as the cold season comes to an end and heat is approaching. There are a lot of benefits to getting a replacement air filter, such as:
Extending the life and efficiency of your system
A surefire way to instigate a system failure is a dirty air filter. Extra dirt that accumulates on your filter can influence your whole system to run harder than it should to keep your home cool. Not only will it hamper the performance of your system, but it can increase your utility bills and end with an overheated system.
Enhancing indoor air quality
The purpose of an air filter is that it grabs contaminants through your air system before it enters your home. After the filter has been in for a while, the less effective it is in grabbing things like dust and mold that can impact the health and comfort of your indoor space, which is even more critical if someone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma. With increased temperatures near, pollen and mold are especially expected to be hanging around and you don’t want them moving into your home. A quality, the clean air filter will help you breathe easy and remain healthy throughout allergy season.
Examine your system or ask your HVAC technician for recommendations on how regularly you should be swapping out your filter. For the majority of the filters through Temp Air System Inc., we suggest an annual change with the highest MERV filter you have access to. Not sure if it’s the ideal time to exchange your air filter? Feel free to ask our La Puente experts about what filters are available, timing, or any other ideas on staying comfortable this spring. Call us to arrange an appointment with us at any time.