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 means checking your air filters. It’s an easy way to help keep your system operating 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 the cooler weather 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 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 the air in your home cool. Not only will it impact the performance of your system, but it can increase your energy costs and cause your system to overheat. Improving indoor air quality The goal of an air filter is that it catches contaminants through your air system before it flows into your residence. The older a filter gets, the less effective it is in trapping 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 moving in your indoor space. A quality, clean air filter will help your household breathe easy and stay healthy during allergy season. Inspect your system or current air filter provider for suggestions on how frequently you should be changing your filter. For most filters through 1st Choice Service Group Inc, we recommend an annual change with the highest MERV filter available. Not sure if it’s the best time to replace your air filter? You can always ask our Asheville experts about different filters, timing or any other hints on staying comfortable this spring. Give us a call at 828-551-2913 or schedule an appointment with us online at any time.