We emphasize preventative maintenance on your HVAC system frequently, but this doesn’t simply mean annual tune-ups – it also means looking at your air filters. It’s a quick way to help keep your system operating smoothly and enhance your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it on your own! Now is the best time to inspect your filter, as winter comes to a close and summer is nearing. There are a lot of benefits to getting a replacement air filter, such as:
Lengthening the life and efficiency of your system
A surefire way to instigate a system breakdown is a dirty air filter. Excess dirt that gathers 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 escalate your energy costs and end with an overheated system.
Enhancing indoor air quality
The reason for an air filter is that it snatches contaminants through your air system before it flows into your home. As the filter gets older, the less effective it is in trapping things like dust and mold that can impact the health and comfort of your home, 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 would prefer they aren’t traveling in your indoor space. A quality, clean air filter will help your family breathe easy and remain healthy throughout allergy season.
Examine your system or ask your HVAC technician for guidance on how frequently you should be changing your filter. For the majority of the filters through ACE Solutions, we advise an annual change with the highest MERV filter that is offered. Not sure if it’s the ideal time to replace your air filter? Feel free to ask our Hasbrouck Heights experts about different filters, timing or any other ideas on staying comfortable this spring. Call us at 201-579-2562 to book an appointment with us at any time.