Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016 We emphasize preventative maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment all the time, but this doesn’t just 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 all yourself! Now is the perfect time to examine your filter, as the cold season comes to an end and heat is on the horizon. There are a lot of benefits to changing out your air filter, such as: Increasing the life and efficiency of your system A guaranteed way to trigger a system breakdown is a dirty air filter. Additional dirt that is built up on your filter can cause 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 purpose of an air filter is that it grabs contaminants through your air system before it flows into your home. The older a filter gets, the less capable it is in catching things like dust and mold that can hurt the health and comfort of your home, especially if someone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring around the corner, pollen and mold are especially likely 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. Check your system or current air filter provider for recommendations on how regularly you should be changing your filter. For most filters through Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning, we recommend 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 Wyandotte experts about what filters are available, timing or any other ideas on staying comfortable this spring. Give us a call at 734-284-1224 or book an appointment with us online at any time.