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 simply mean annual tune-ups – it also means 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 by yourself! Now is the ideal time to inspect your filter, as winter comes to an end and summer 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. Extra 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 hamper the performance of your system, but it can increase your utility bills and cause your system to overheat. Improving indoor air quality The reason for an air filter is that it snatches contaminants through your air system before it flows into your home. The older a filter gets, the less efficient it is in trapping things like dust and mold that can affect the health and comfort of your home, especially if someone in your house suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring coming up, pollen and mold are especially expected to be hanging around and you don’t want them traveling in your indoor space. A quality, clean air filter will help your household breathe easy and remain healthy during allergy season. Examine your system or current air filter provider for suggestions on how frequently you should be changing your filter. For most filters through Air Houston Mechanical LLC, we advise 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 filter options, timing or any other hints on staying comfortable this spring. Give us a call at 832-777-1521 or book an appointment with us online at any time.