Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016 We stress preventative maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment constantly, but this doesn’t only mean annual tune-ups – it also refers to checking your air filters. It’s a simple way to help keep your system working smoothly and improve your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it by yourself! Now is the perfect time to examine your filter, as the cooler weather comes to an end and summer 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 surefire way to trigger a system breakdown is a dirty air filter. Excess dirt that is built up on your filter can force your whole system to work harder than it should to keep 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 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 home suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring near, pollen and mold are especially prone to be hanging around and you don’t want them moving in your home. A quality, clean air filter will help your household breathe easy and keep healthy during allergy season. Inspect your system or current air filter provider for guidance on how regularly you should be changing your filter. For most filters through Paso Robles Heating and Air, we recommend 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 Paso Robles experts about different filters, timing or any other ideas on staying comfortable this spring. Give us a call at 805-238-7553 or schedule an appointment with us online at any time.