Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016 We stress preventative maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment frequently, but this doesn’t only mean annual tune-ups – it also means checking your air filters. It’s an easy way to help keep your system running smoothly and improve your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it all yourself! Now is the ideal time to examine your filter, as the cold season comes to an end and the warmer weather is on the horizon. There are several benefits to changing out your air filter, such as: Increasing the life and efficiency of your system A guaranteed way to instigate 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 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 residence. The older a filter gets, the less effective it is in catching things like dust and mold that can hurt the health and comfort of your home, particularly if someone in your house suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring coming up, pollen and mold are especially likely to be hanging around and you don’t want them moving in your house. A quality, clean air filter will help your household breathe easy and remain healthy during allergy season. Inspect your system or current air filter provider for guidance on how frequently you should be changing your filter. For most filters through All Seasons Comfort Systems Inc, we suggest an annual change with the highest MERV filter available. Not sure if it’s the ideal time to change your air filter? You can always ask our Reeds Spring experts about different filters, timing or any other hints on staying comfortable this spring. Give us a call at 417-739-4606 or arrange an appointment with us online at any time.