Reasons to Change Your Air Filter This Winter

Among the many benefits of having your filter serviced by a licensed contractor is having the furnace air filter changed. Replacing your furnace’s air filter has a number of benefits both to your system and the quality of the air in your house. These benefits include:

Increase the Lifespan of your System – One of the primary reasons that heating systems break down is dirty air filters. These systems can overheat when air cannot pass through the filter, and this means the system has to work harder to heat your home on cold days. Routine maintenance that includes installing clean filters will help increase the lifespan of your system.
Decrease your Energy Costs – Your heating system uses more energy to operate with clogged air filters. These systems have to work much harder to get your home up to temperature in the winter. Simply replacing an older filter with a clean one will help to keep your energy costs low.
Improve the Quality of the Air in your Home – People with allergies and asthma know all too well how important internal air quality can be. Old, dirty filters can negatively impact the quality of the air in your home. In addition, people with pets can see an increase in pet dander in the system due to dirty air filters. Changing filters regularly will help keep the quality of the air clean and free of allergens.