Why you should replace your air filter this winter

Air Quality

We encourage preventative maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment frequently, but this doesn’t only mean annual tune-ups – it also refers to checking your air filters. It’s a quick way to help keep your system operating smoothly and improve your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it on your own! Now is the ideal time to check your filter, as the cold season comes to an end and the warmer weather is on the horizon. There are many benefits to changing out your 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 is built up on your filter can cause 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 energy costs and cause your system to overheat.

Improving indoor air quality
The goal of an air filter is that it grabs contaminants through your air system before it reaches your home. The older a filter gets, the less effective it is in grabbing things like dust and mold that can impact 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 likely to be hanging around and you don’t want them moving in your indoor space. 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 recommendations on how frequently you should be changing your filter. For most filters through Langford Cooling, we advise an annual change with the highest MERV filter available. Not sure if it’s the best time to change your air filter? You can always ask our Tampa Bay experts about different filters, timing or any other hints on staying comfortable this spring. Give us a call at 813-418-7884 or arrange an appointment with us online at any time.

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