How Often Do I Need to Change My Filter in the Winter?

Posted on: Jan 25, 2018

The winter months inflict a lot of wear and tear on a heating system.  You rely on it to create warmth for your home and protect you from the cold outdoors.  One of the major components that contributes to proper functioning is the air filter.  Just how often should you change your air filter in the winter?

Frequency of the Change

Professionals, like our team at Airco Service, Inc. say that you should change your air filter at least every three months.  During the winter, when you rely on your heating system more, you want to increase that frequency.

During the winter, when the system is in constant use, change it out every month.  Why wait for something to go wrong when it is so easy just to go and swap out for a new one?  If you need assistance, we can help with the replacement or provide added guidance on which type of filter you need.

Importance of Filtering

Air filtering is an essential component of heating and cooling systems.  When you have proper air filtering, it will protect your system from all of the dirt and bacteria that can get into the system and the air ducts, making their way back into the home.  The air filter is intended to help purify the air inside of the house, trapping unwanted particulate matter and allowing pure air to circulate.

Air filtering, done right, will also protect your system.  When you do not have one, anything will be able to make its way into the heating and cooling system.  This could include objects that could clog up the system, reducing its effectiveness and even cause it to cease functioning. The filtering is that first layer of defense to help extend the life of your system and keep it running strong.

The team at Airco Service, Inc. wants to help educate you when it comes to maintaining your heating and cooling systems.  We will assist you with guidance on everything your heating system needs to function well.

Do your part with routine maintenance. Make sure that air can flow freely through your heating system during the winter and all year round.