Why you should replace your air filter this winter

December 13, 2016

We emphasize regular maintenance on your heating and cooling system frequently, but this doesn’t just mean annual tune-ups – it also involves checking your air filters. It’s an easy way to help keep your system running smoothly and enhance your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it on your own! Today is the perfect time to examine your filter, as winter comes to an end and heat is nearing. There are several benefits to getting a replacement air filter, such as:

Lengthening the life and efficiency of your system
A surefire way to instigate a system interruption is a dirty air filter. Additional 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 impact the performance of your system, but it can escalate your utility bills and end with an overheated system.

Increasing indoor air quality
The reason for an air filter is that it snatches contaminants through your air system before it enters your house. The older a filter gets, the less effective it is in catching things like dust and mold that can affect the health and comfort of your home, especially 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 certainly don’t like the idea of it traveling in your house. A quality, clean air filter will help your household breathe easy and stay healthy all through the allergy season.

Inspect your system or ask your HVAC technician for suggestions on how often you should be putting in a replacement filter. For most filters through Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc, we advise an annual change with the highest MERV filter you have access to. Not sure if it’s the right time to change your air filter? You can always ask our Oxford experts about different filters, timing or any other tips on home comfort this spring. Contact us at 662-281-1231 to book an appointment with us at any time.