Why you should replace your air filter this winter

December 13, 2016

We emphasize routine maintenance on your heating and cooling system frequently, but this doesn’t simply mean ongoing tune-ups – it also involves assessing your air filters. It’s a quick way to help keep your system running smoothly and improve your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it on your own! Now is the perfect time to inspect your filter, as the cold season comes to a close and summer is on the horizon. There are a lot of benefits to switching out your air filter for a replacement, such as:

Increasing the life and efficiency of your system
A surefire way to cause a system breakdown is a dirty air filter. Extra dirt that gathers on your filter can cause your whole system to work harder than it should to keep the air in your home cool. Not only will it hinder the performance of your system, but it can impact your utility bills and result in your system overheating.

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

Check your system or current air filter provider for recommendations on how often you should be changing your filter. For many filters through Mayeuxs AC & Heating, we suggest an annual change with the highest MERV filter that is offered. Not sure if it’s the best time to replace your air filter? You can always ask our Norco and St. Charles Parish experts about what filters are available, timing or any other ideas on optimizing your indoor air quality this spring. Call us at (985) 764-2426 to schedule an appointment with us when it’s convenient for you.