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 ideal time to check your filter, as the cold season comes to an end and summer 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 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 the air in 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 purpose of an air filter is that it catches contaminants through your air system before it reaches your residence. The older a filter gets, the less effective it is in grabbing 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 coming up, pollen and mold are especially likely to be hanging around and you don’t want them moving in your home. A quality, clean air filter will help your family breathe easy and keep healthy during allergy season. Examine your system or current air filter provider for recommendations on how often you should be changing your filter. For most filters through Comfort Zone 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 Cape Coral experts about what filters are available, timing or any other hints on staying comfortable this spring. Give us a call at 239-574-2327 or book an appointment with us online at any time.