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 simply 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 best time to examine your filter, as winter comes to an end and heat 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 definite 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 hinder 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 catching things like dust and mold that can impact 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 prone to be hanging around and you don’t want them traveling in your indoor space. A quality, clean air filter will help you breathe easy and keep healthy during allergy season. Check your system or current air filter provider for guidance on how often you should be changing your filter. For most filters through Dial One Mears Air Conditioning & Heating 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 Phoenix experts about what filters are available, timing or any other tips on staying comfortable this spring. Give us a call at 602-997-5701 or book an appointment with us online at any time.