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 just mean annual tune-ups – it also involves 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 by yourself! Now is the ideal time to examine your filter, as the cooler weather 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 surefire way to trigger a system breakdown is a dirty air filter. Extra 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 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 snatches contaminants through your air system before it reaches 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, especially if someone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring around the corner, pollen and mold are especially prone to be hanging around and you don’t want them circulating in your house. A quality, clean air filter will help you breathe easy and stay healthy during allergy season. Examine your system or current air filter provider for recommendations on how regularly you should be changing your filter. For most filters through McFadden Heating & Cooling, we recommend 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 Dresden experts about filter options, timing or any other hints on staying comfortable this spring. Give us a call at 1-866-781-0111 or arrange an appointment with us online at any time.