Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016 We stress preventative maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment frequently, but this doesn’t simply mean annual tune-ups – it also involves checking your air filters. It’s a quick way to help keep your system running smoothly and improve your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it by yourself! Now is the best time to inspect your filter, as winter comes to an end and summer 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 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 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 purpose 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 capable it is in trapping things like dust and mold that can affect 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 home. A quality, clean air filter will help you breathe easy and keep healthy during allergy season. Examine your system or current air filter provider for recommendations on how frequently you should be changing your filter. For most filters through Arrings A/C & Heating, we suggest an annual change with the highest MERV filter available. Not sure if it’s the ideal time to exchange your air filter? You can always ask our Humble experts about what filters are available, timing or any other tips on staying comfortable this spring. Give us a call at 281-713-8304 or schedule an appointment with us online at any time.