Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016 We emphasize preventative maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment frequently, but this doesn’t just mean annual tune-ups – it also refers to checking your air filters. It’s an easy 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 examine your filter, as the cooler weather 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 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 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 enters your home. The older a filter gets, the less efficient 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 near, 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 suggestions on how regularly you should be changing your filter. For most filters through Service Plus Mechanical, we suggest an annual change with the highest MERV filter available. Not sure if it’s the ideal time to replace your air filter? You can always ask our Aurora experts about what filters are available, timing or any other ideas on staying comfortable this spring. Give us a call at 630-473-4749 or arrange an appointment with us online at any time.