Should You Change Your Air Filter Monthly in Winter?

Keep your heating and A/C system’s filter clean to avoid restricted airflow.

However, you may not think you need to replace it every month while in the winter.

It is proposed that you check your filter weekly and replace it if there is any accumulation of debris, or at least every few weeks. As a result of frequent filter fluctuations, there are a number of benefits such as longer component lifespans, lower utility bills, better air quality, and fewer breakdowns. When you keep a clean filter in your heating and A/C system, it can help prevent any unnecessary strain on the multiple components of the system. The added strain can cause your equipment to fail prematurely as it ages, so preventing it can help you delay the need to purchase new equipment. A third costly consequence of ignoring filter fluctuations is that the heating and A/C unit has to work harder to compensate for the reduced airflow. Consequently, the equipment’s efficiency declines, and its energy consumption increases, along with your utility bills. Your weekly operating costs can be reduced by twelve to fifteen percent if you maintain a clean filter. The importance of routine filter inspections and fluctuations is even greater if you have air cleaner equipment in your heating and A/C system. As these filters have higher minimum efficiency reporting values, they can suddenly restrict airflow if they become restrained. If your air filter isn’t changed often enough and is coated with debris, these particles can get into your heating and A/C unit and collect on sensitive components, causing equipment failures. By cleaning the filter properly throughout the winter, you can avoid inconvenience, discomfort, and preventable repairs.


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