Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016 We encourage preventative maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment frequently, but this doesn’t just mean annual tune-ups – it also means checking your air filters. It’s a simple way to help keep your system running 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 the cooler weather comes to an end and heat 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 cause a system breakdown is a dirty air filter. Additional dirt that is built up on your filter can influence your whole system to work harder than it should to keep you 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 reaches your home. The older a filter gets, the less effective it is in grabbing things like dust and mold that can hurt the health and comfort of your home, particularly if someone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring around the corner, pollen and mold are especially expected to be hanging around and you don’t want them traveling in your house. A quality, clean air filter will help your family breathe easy and remain healthy during allergy season. Inspect your system or current air filter provider for guidance on how frequently you should be changing your filter. For most filters through Alltemp Comfort Services LLC, we advise 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 the Midlands experts about what filters are available, timing or any other hints on staying comfortable this spring. Give us a call at 803-220-0753 or schedule an appointment with us online at any time.