Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016 We encourage preventative maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment constantly, but this doesn’t simply mean annual tune-ups – it also refers to checking your air filters. It’s an easy way to help keep your system operating smoothly and improve your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it all yourself! Now is the ideal time to check your filter, as the cold season comes to an end and the warmer weather is on the horizon. There are a lot of benefits to changing out your air filter, such as: Increasing the life and efficiency of your system A guaranteed way to trigger a system breakdown is a dirty air filter. Extra dirt that is built up on your filter can cause your whole system to work 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 increase your energy costs and cause your system to overheat. Improving indoor air quality The reason for an air filter is that it grabs contaminants through your air system before it reaches your residence. The older a filter gets, the less effective it is in grabbing things like dust and mold that can affect the health and comfort of your home, especially if someone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring near, pollen and mold are especially expected to be hanging around and you don’t want them traveling in your home. A quality, clean air filter will help your family breathe easy and stay healthy during allergy season. Inspect your system or current air filter provider for suggestions on how regularly you should be changing your filter. For most filters through Air-Dynamics Inc, we recommend an annual change with the highest MERV filter available. Not sure if it’s the best time to change your air filter? You can always ask our San Angelo experts about different filters, timing or any other tips on staying comfortable this spring. Give us a call at 325-655-2515 or book an appointment with us online at any time.