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 running smoothly and improve your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it on your own! Now is the ideal time to examine 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 guaranteed way to instigate 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 impact 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 grabs contaminants through your air system before it enters your house. 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 moving 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 suggestions on how frequently you should be changing your filter. For most filters through Mr. Air Repair , 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 Shelby Township experts about what filters are available, timing or any other hints on staying comfortable this spring. Give us a call at 586-262-4258 or schedule an appointment with us online at any time.