Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016 We encourage preventative maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment constantly, but this doesn’t only mean annual tune-ups – it also means checking your air filters. It’s a quick way to help keep your system working smoothly and improve your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it on your own! Now is the best time to check your filter, as the cold season comes to an end and the warmer weather 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 definite way to instigate a system breakdown is a dirty air filter. Additional 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 energy costs and cause your system to overheat. Improving indoor air quality The reason for an air filter is that it grabs contaminants through your air system before it reaches your house. The older a filter gets, the less efficient it is in catching things like dust and mold that can hurt the health and comfort of your home, particularly if someone in your house suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring coming up, pollen and mold are especially prone to be hanging around and you don’t want them moving in your house. A quality, clean air filter will help your family breathe easy and remain healthy during allergy season. Inspect your system or current air filter provider for guidance on how frequently you should be changing your filter. For most filters through Holiday Heating & Air Conditioning, 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 Ballwin experts about different filters, timing or any other ideas on staying comfortable this spring. Give us a call at 636-206-4250 or arrange an appointment with us online at any time.