Why you should replace your air filter this winter

December 13, 2016

We encourage regular maintenance on your HVAC system all the time, but this doesn’t just mean annual tune-ups – it also refers to looking at your air filters. It’s an easy way to help keep your system operating 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 a conclusion and heat is on the horizon. There are a lot of benefits to changing out your air filter, such as:

Increasing the life and efficiency of your system
A guaranteed way to cause 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 your home cool. Not only will it impact the performance of your system, but it can escalate your energy costs and end with an overheated system.

Increasing indoor air quality
The purpose of an air filter is that it snatches contaminants through your air system before it enters your house. As the filter gets older, the less efficient it is in catching things like dust and mold that can affect the health and comfort of your home, especially if someone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring near, pollen and mold are especially likely to be hanging around and you don’t want them moving in your home. A quality, clean air filter will help your family breathe easy and remain healthy during allergy season.

Examine your system or chat with your local HVAC expert for guidance on how frequently you should be swapping out your filter. For the majority of the filters through KDM Service Corporation, we suggest an annual change with the highest MERV filter you have access to. Not sure if it’s the best time to replace your air filter? You can always ask our Tuscaloosa experts about what filters are available, timing or any other tips on staying comfortable this spring. Give us a call at 205-208-8090 to book an appointment with us at any time.