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 just mean annual tune-ups – it also involves checking your air filters. It’s a quick way to help keep your system working 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 winter comes to an end and the warmer weather 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 definite 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 goal of an air filter is that it snatches contaminants through your air system before it enters your home. The older a filter gets, the less effective it is in trapping 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 around the corner, pollen and mold are especially prone to be hanging around and you don’t want them traveling in your indoor space. 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 suggestions on how often you should be changing your filter. For most filters through Custom Air Systems Inc, we suggest 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 Indian River County experts about what filters are available, timing or any other hints on staying comfortable this spring. Give us a call at 772-571-1080 or book an appointment with us online at any time.