Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016 We stress preventative maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment constantly, but this doesn’t simply mean annual tune-ups – it also involves checking your air filters. It’s a simple way to help keep your system operating smoothly and improve your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it on your own! Now is the perfect time to check your filter, as the cold season comes to an end and summer is on the horizon. There are many 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. Excess dirt that is built up on your filter can influence your whole system to work harder than it should to keep the air in your home cool. Not only will it hinder the performance of your system, but it can increase your utility bills and cause your system to overheat. Improving indoor air quality The goal of an air filter is that it grabs contaminants through your air system before it enters your house. The older a filter gets, the less capable it is in grabbing things like dust and mold that can impact the health and comfort of your home, which is even more critical if someone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring around the corner, pollen and mold are especially expected to be hanging around and you don’t want them circulating in your indoor space. A quality, clean air filter will help you breathe easy and remain healthy during allergy season. Check your system or current air filter provider for suggestions on how frequently you should be changing your filter. For most filters through Anderson Heating & A/C, we suggest an annual change with the highest MERV filter available. Not sure if it’s the best time to replace your air filter? You can always ask our Carson City experts about different filters, timing or any other ideas on staying comfortable this spring. Give us a call at 775-882-8154 or book an appointment with us online at any time.