Why you should replace your air filter this winter

Air Quality

We emphasize routine maintenance on your heating and cooling system constantly, but this doesn’t just mean annual tune-ups – it also refers to looking at your air filters. It’s a simple way to help keep your system operating smoothly and enhance your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it on your own! Today is the best time to examine your filter, as the cooler weather comes to an end and the warmer weather is on the horizon. There are many benefits to switching out your air filter for a replacement, such as:

Increasing the life and efficiency of your system
A surefire way to trigger a system interruption is a dirty air filter. Additional dirt that is built up on your filter can force your whole system to work 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 goal of an air filter is that it snatches contaminants through your air system before it reaches your home. As the filter gets older, the less effective it is in catching things like dust and mold that can hurt the health and comfort of your indoor space, especially if someone in your house suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring coming up, pollen and mold are especially expected to be hanging around and you don’t want them circulating in your indoor space. A quality, clean air filter will help your household breathe easy and stay healthy all through the allergy season.

Inspect your system or current air filter provider for recommendations on how often you should be swapping out your filter. For many filters through Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service, we advise an annual change with the highest MERV filter available. Not sure if it’s the right time to change your air filter? You can always ask our Raceland experts about filter options, timing or any other ideas on staying comfortable this spring. Contact us at 985-247-4040 to schedule an appointment with us at your convenience.

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