Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We stress regular maintenance on your heating and cooling system all the time, but this doesn’t only mean ongoing tune-ups – it also means 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! Now is the ideal time to examine your filter, as the cooler weather comes to an end and the warmer weather is on the horizon. There are several benefits to getting a replacement air filter, such as:

Increasing the life and efficiency of your system
A definite way to instigate a system breakdown is a dirty air filter. Extra dirt that accumulates on your filter can force your whole system to work harder than it should to keep you cool. Not only will it impact the performance of your system, but it can increase your utility bills and cause your system to overheat.

Enhancing indoor air quality
The reason for an air filter is that it grabs contaminants through your air system before it flows into your house. The older a filter gets, the less capable it is in grabbing things like dust and mold that can impact the health and comfort of your home, especially if someone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring around the corner, pollen and mold are especially prone to be hanging around and you don’t want them circulating in your home. A quality, clean air filter will help your family breathe easy and remain healthy all through the allergy season.

Examine your system or chat with your local HVAC expert for suggestions on how often you should be swapping out your filter. For the majority of the filters through Polar Air & Heating, Inc., we advise an annual change with the highest MERV filter that is offered. Not sure if it’s the right time to exchange your air filter? You can always ask our Las Vegas experts about different filters, timing or any other ideas on staying comfortable this spring. Give us a call at 702-623-0579 to schedule an appointment with us at any time.

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