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Getting Your Air Filters Ready For Spring


Spring is almost here, and for many homeowners, that means making sure your humble abode is ready to handle the warmer weather. While you may begin to swap your bed sheets from flannel to cotton and clean off your patio furniture, this is also the time you’ll want to begin prepping your HVAC unit as well.

One of the best ways to do that is by getting your unit’s air filters ready for spring. Here’s exactly how you can do so:

Replace Your Air Filters Regularly

Unless you want to limit the airflow in your HVAC unit and risk creating bigger problems, you need to change your air filters regularly. Typically, you should be swapping out an old filter for a new one every 30 to 45 days. If you’re caring for a reusable filter in a ductless unit, wash your filter every 30 days with warm water and mild soap.

Consider Your Options

Especially if you have pets or you or someone in your family suffers from allergies, you may want to consider getting a filter with a higher efficiency rating. These help catch more dander, allergens, dust, and other particles so your air is cleaner. Some filters even offer odor control for homes with smokers or more than a few furry friends.

Schedule a Tune-Up

While caring for your air filter can help ensure your HVAC unit runs efficiently and in good shape, the best way to care for your system is by scheduling an inspection with your trusted heating and cooling company. Your technician will be able to spot any problems early and resolve them before they become worse.

For all your HVAC needs, contact Tri-City Heating and Cooling at (203) 303-5700 today!