Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016 We emphasize preventative maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment frequently, but this doesn’t only mean annual tune-ups – it also refers to checking your air filters. It’s a quick 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 best time to check your filter, as the cooler weather 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 surefire way to instigate a system breakdown is a dirty air filter. Excess 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 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 flows into your home. The older a filter gets, the less capable it is in trapping things like dust and mold that can impact the health and comfort of your home, particularly if someone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring around the corner, pollen and mold are especially likely to be hanging around and you don’t want them traveling in your house. A quality, clean air filter will help you breathe easy and keep healthy during allergy season. Examine your system or current air filter provider for recommendations on how frequently you should be changing your filter. For most filters through Air Solutions, Inc, 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 Groves experts about different filters, timing or any other tips on staying comfortable this spring. Give us a call at 409-962-2476 or arrange an appointment with us online at any time.