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 an easy way to help keep your system running smoothly and improve your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it on your own! Now is the best time to inspect your filter, as the cold season comes to an end and heat 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 guaranteed way to trigger a system breakdown is a dirty air filter. Excess 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 hamper the performance of your system, but it can increase your utility bills and cause your system to overheat. Improving indoor air quality The goal of an air filter is that it grabs contaminants through your air system before it reaches your home. The older a filter gets, the less efficient it is in catching things like dust and mold that can impact the health and comfort of your home, particularly if someone in your family 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 house. A quality, clean air filter will help your household breathe easy and remain healthy during allergy season. Inspect your system or current air filter provider for recommendations on how often you should be changing your filter. For most filters through McNatt Inc, we recommend 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 Corpus Christi experts about filter options, timing or any other tips on staying comfortable this spring. Give us a call at 361-888-4808 or schedule an appointment with us online at any time.