Why you should replace your air filter this winter

Air Quality

We encourage regular maintenance on your HVAC system frequently, but this doesn’t simply mean annual tune-ups – it also means assessing your air filters. It’s an easy 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 cold season comes to a conclusion and summer is on the horizon. There are a lot of benefits to switching out your air filter for a replacement, such as:

Extending the life and efficiency of your system
A definite way to instigate a system interruption is a dirty air filter. Extra dirt that is built up on your filter can cause your whole system to run harder than it should to keep the air in 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.

Increasing indoor air quality
The goal of an air filter is that it grabs contaminants through your air system before it flows into your home. The older a filter gets, the less capable it is in catching things like dust and mold that can affect the health and comfort of your home, especially if someone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring near, pollen and mold are especially prone to be hanging around and you would prefer they aren’t moving in your home. A quality, clean air filter will help your family breathe easy and stay healthy during allergy season.

Examine your system or ask your HVAC technician for guidance on how regularly you should be swapping out your filter. For many filters through Central Air Inc, we recommend an annual change with the highest MERV filter that is offered. Not sure if it’s the best time to replace your air filter? Don’t hesitate to ask our Portland Metro experts about filter options, timing or any other hints on optimizing your indoor air quality this spring. Contact us at 503-389-5307 to schedule an appointment with us at your convenience.

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