Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016 We encourage preventative maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment all the time, but this doesn’t only mean annual tune-ups – it also means 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 perfect time to inspect your filter, as winter comes to an end and summer 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 surefire way to cause a system breakdown is a dirty air filter. Excess dirt that is built up on your filter can force your whole system to work harder than it should to keep 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 goal of an air filter is that it catches contaminants through your air system before it reaches your home. 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, especially if someone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring coming up, pollen and mold are especially likely 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 remain healthy during allergy season. Examine your system or current air filter provider for guidance on how frequently you should be changing your filter. For most filters through All Elements Heating & Air LLC, we suggest an annual change with the highest MERV filter available. Not sure if it’s the ideal time to change your air filter? You can always ask our Marshall experts about different filters, timing or any other hints on staying comfortable this spring. Give us a call at 903-702-3941 or schedule an appointment with us online at any time.