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 involves checking your air filters. It’s a simple way to help keep your system running smoothly and improve your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it all 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 several 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. Extra 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 hinder 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 reaches your house. 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, which is even more critical if someone in your house suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring near, pollen and mold are especially expected to be hanging around and you don’t want them moving in your indoor space. A quality, clean air filter will help your family breathe easy and keep 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 Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc, we advise 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 Mobile experts about filter options, timing or any other ideas on staying comfortable this spring. Give us a call at 251-471-2674 or book an appointment with us online at any time.