Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016 We emphasize preventative maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment constantly, but this doesn’t just mean annual tune-ups – it also involves 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 best time to inspect your filter, as the cooler weather comes to an end and the warmer weather 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 surefire 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 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 catches contaminants through your air system before it flows into your home. The older a filter gets, the less effective it is in grabbing 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 near, pollen and mold are especially prone to be hanging around and you don’t want them circulating in your house. A quality, clean air filter will help your household breathe easy and stay healthy during allergy season. Check your system or current air filter provider for recommendations on how often you should be changing your filter. For most filters through Air Temperature Control, we recommend an annual change with the highest MERV filter available. Not sure if it’s the right time to replace your air filter? You can always ask our Macon experts about filter options, timing or any other hints on staying comfortable this spring. Give us a call at 478-784-1109 or book an appointment with us online at any time.