Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We stress preventative maintenance on your heating and cooling system constantly, but this doesn’t only mean yearly tune-ups – it also involves looking at your air filters. It’s a simple way to help keep your system running smoothly and increase your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it all yourself! Now is the best time to check your filter, as the cooler weather comes to an end and the warmer weather is approaching. There are several benefits to changing out your air filter, such as:

Lengthening the life and efficiency of your system
A guaranteed way to instigate a system interruption is a dirty air filter. Extra dirt that gathers on your filter can influence your whole system to operate harder than it should to keep the air in your home cool. Not only will it hinder the performance of your system, but it can escalate your energy costs and cause your system to overheat.

Improving indoor air quality
The purpose of an air filter is that it catches contaminants through your air system before it flows into your residence. The older a filter gets, the less capable it is in catching things like dust and mold that can impact the health and comfort of your home, especially if someone in your house suffers from allergies or asthma. With warmer temps coming up, pollen and mold are especially expected to be hanging around and you don’t want them circulating in your house. A quality, clean air filter will help your household breathe easy and keep healthy during allergy season.

Check your system or current air filter provider for suggestions on how frequently you should be putting in a replacement filter. For the majority of the filters through Morgner Inc. Air Conditioning & Heating, we advise an annual change with the highest MERV filter available. Not sure if it’s the right time to replace your air filter? You can always ask our St. Louis experts about what filters are available, timing or any other tips on staying comfortable this spring. Contact us at 314-262-4541 to book an appointment with us at your convenience.

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