Why you should replace your air filter this winter

December 13, 2016

We encourage regular maintenance on your heating and cooling system constantly, but this doesn’t only mean annual tune-ups – it also involves looking at 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 by yourself! Now is the perfect time to examine your filter, as winter comes to a conclusion and the warmer weather is on the horizon. There are many benefits to getting a replacement air filter, such as:

Increasing the life and efficiency of your system
A surefire way to trigger a system interruption is a dirty air filter. Excess dirt that gathers on your filter can influence your whole system to operate harder than it should to keep your home cool. Not only will it hinder the performance of your system, but it can escalate your energy costs and result in your system overheating.

Enhancing indoor air quality
The purpose of an air filter is that it grabs contaminants through your air system before it reaches your house. The older a filter gets, the less efficient it is in grabbing things like dust and mold that can impact the health and comfort of your house, particularly if someone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma. With warmer temps near, pollen and mold are especially expected to be hanging around and you don’t want them moving in your home. A quality, clean air filter will help you breathe easy and stay healthy during allergy season.

Examine your system or chat with your local HVAC expert for recommendations on how often you should be swapping out your filter. For many filters through Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C., we advise an annual change with the highest MERV filter available. Not sure if it’s the right time to replace your air filter? Don’t hesitate to ask our the Rio Grande Valley experts about different filters, timing or any other hints on optimizing your indoor air quality this spring. Give us a call at 956-381-1162 to book an appointment with us at your convenience.