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 means checking your air filters. It’s a quick way to help keep your system operating smoothly and improve your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it by yourself! Now is the perfect time to check 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. Additional 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 flows into your residence. The older a filter gets, the less effective it is in trapping things like dust and mold that can affect the health and comfort of your home, especially if someone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring around the corner, pollen and mold are especially likely to be hanging around and you don’t want them moving in your home. A quality, clean air filter will help your household breathe easy and remain healthy during allergy season. Check your system or current air filter provider for suggestions on how often you should be changing your filter. For most filters through Cool Air Solutions, we advise an annual change with the highest MERV filter available. Not sure if it’s the best time to replace your air filter? You can always ask our Murrieta experts about different filters, timing or any other hints on staying comfortable this spring. Give us a call at 951-676-2665 or schedule an appointment with us online at any time.