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 just mean annual tune-ups – it also refers to checking your air filters. It’s a quick way to help keep your system running smoothly and improve your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it by yourself! Now is the best time to examine your filter, as winter 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 surefire way to cause a system breakdown is a dirty air filter. Excess dirt that is built up on your filter can cause 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 reason for an air filter is that it grabs contaminants through your air system before it reaches your house. The older a filter gets, the less capable it is in trapping things like dust and mold that can hurt the health and comfort of your home, especially if someone in your house suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring near, pollen and mold are especially expected to be hanging around and you don’t want them moving in your indoor space. A quality, clean air filter will help your family breathe easy and remain 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 All Weather Heating & Air Conditioning Inc, we advise an annual change with the highest MERV filter available. Not sure if it’s the ideal time to exchange your air filter? You can always ask our Huntsville experts about filter options, timing or any other tips on staying comfortable this spring. Give us a call at 256-801-4701 or schedule an appointment with us online at any time.