Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We stress regular maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment frequently, but this doesn’t only mean yearly tune-ups – it also refers to assessing your air filters. It’s a quick way to help keep your system operating smoothly and enhance your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it all yourself! Now is the perfect time to inspect your filter, as winter comes to a close and the warmer weather is on the horizon. There are many benefits to getting a replacement air filter, such as:

Extending the life and efficiency of your system
A guaranteed way to trigger a system failure is a dirty air filter. Additional dirt that gathers 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 utility bills and end with an overheated system.

Enhancing indoor air quality
The goal of an air filter is that it catches contaminants through your air system before it enters your home. As the filter gets older, the less effective it is in trapping things like dust and mold that can hurt the health and comfort of your home, which is even more critical if someone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring coming up, pollen and mold are especially expected to be hanging around and you certainly don’t like the idea of it moving in your house. A quality, clean air filter will help your family breathe easy and keep healthy during allergy season.

Check your system or current air filter provider for suggestions on how frequently you should be swapping out your filter. For the majority of the filters through Ilten's Incorporated, we advise an annual change with the highest MERV filter you have access to. Not sure if it’s the ideal time to replace your air filter? Feel free to ask our Cedar Rapids experts about what filters are available, timing or any other ideas on optimizing your indoor air quality this spring. Contact us at 319-208-3295 to schedule an appointment with us at your convenience.

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