Why you should replace your air filter this winter

December 13, 2016

We encourage regular maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment all the time, but this doesn’t simply mean ongoing tune-ups – it also involves looking at your air filters. It’s a simple way to help keep your system operating smoothly and increase your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it by yourself! Today is the ideal time to inspect your filter, as the cooler weather comes to an end and the warmer weather is on the horizon. There are several benefits to switching out your air filter for a replacement, such as:

Lengthening the life and efficiency of your system
A surefire way to instigate a system breakdown is a dirty air filter. Extra dirt that accumulates on your filter can influence your whole system to work harder than it should to keep the air in your home cool. Not only will it impact the performance of your system, but it can impact your utility bills and result in your system overheating.

Increasing indoor air quality
The reason for an air filter is that it snatches contaminants through your air system before it flows into your home. After the filter has been in for a while, the less efficient it is in grabbing things like dust and mold that can hurt the health and comfort of your house, which is even more critical if someone in your house suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring around the corner, pollen and mold are especially expected to be hanging around and you would prefer they aren’t traveling in your home. A quality, clean air filter will help your family breathe easy and remain healthy during allergy season.

Inspect your system or ask your HVAC technician for recommendations on how often you should be putting in a replacement filter. For the majority of the filters through Ocean Air Conditioning and Heating , we suggest an annual change with the highest MERV filter that is offered. Not sure if it’s the ideal time to replace your air filter? You can always ask our Laguna Niguel experts about different filters, timing or any other ideas on home comfort this spring. Give us a call at 949-525-9119 to schedule an appointment with us at any time.