Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016 We encourage preventative maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment all the time, but this doesn’t simply mean annual tune-ups – it also refers to 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 ideal time to inspect your filter, as the cooler weather comes to an end and summer 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 trigger a system breakdown is a dirty air filter. Extra dirt that is built up on your filter can force your whole system to work harder than it should to keep your home cool. Not only will it impact the performance of your system, but it can increase your utility bills and cause your system to overheat. Improving indoor air quality The reason for an air filter is that it catches 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 affect the health and comfort of your home, especially if someone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring coming up, pollen and mold are especially expected 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 stay healthy during allergy season. Inspect your system or current air filter provider for suggestions on how often you should be changing your filter. For most filters through C-N-O Comfort Zone, we advise an annual change with the highest MERV filter available. Not sure if it’s the ideal time to replace your air filter? You can always ask our Saint Peters experts about different filters, timing or any other ideas on staying comfortable this spring. Give us a call at 636-578-1777 or book an appointment with us online at any time.