Why you should replace your air filter this winter

We stress preventative maintenance on your heating and cooling system frequently, but this doesn’t just mean ongoing tune-ups – it also means checking your air filters. It’s a quick way to help keep your system running smoothly and increase your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it on your own! This is the perfect time to check your filter, as winter comes to a conclusion and the warmer weather is approaching. 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 instigate a system interruption is a dirty air filter. Additional dirt that gathers on your filter can influence your whole system to operate 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 escalate your utility bills and result in your system overheating.

Increasing indoor air quality
The goal of an air filter is that it catches contaminants through your air system before it reaches your residence. The older a filter gets, the less effective it is in catching things like dust and mold that can hurt the health and comfort of your house, which is even more critical if someone in your house 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 traveling in your house. A quality, clean air filter will help your family breathe easy and stay healthy during allergy season.

Inspect your system or chat with your local HVAC expert for suggestions on how often you should be swapping out your filter. For the majority of the filters through Stan's Heating, Inc , we advise an annual change with the highest MERV filter available. Not sure if it’s the best time to exchange your air filter? Don’t hesitate to ask our Ontario experts about what filters are available, timing or any other hints on optimizing your indoor air quality this spring. Give us a call at 541-286-6602 to book an appointment with us at your convenience.

Back To Blog