Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016 We encourage preventative maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment frequently, but this doesn’t only mean annual tune-ups – it also refers to checking your air filters. It’s a simple way to help keep your system working smoothly and improve your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it by yourself! Now is the ideal time to check your filter, as winter comes to an end and the warmer weather 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 instigate 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 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 snatches contaminants through your air system before it reaches your home. The older a filter gets, the less effective it is in trapping things like dust and mold that can impact the health and comfort of your home, especially if someone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring around the corner, pollen and mold are especially prone to be hanging around and you don’t want them traveling in your home. A quality, clean air filter will help your family breathe easy and stay healthy during allergy season. Check your system or current air filter provider for guidance on how often you should be changing your filter. For most filters through Nisair Air Conditioning, we advise 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 Stuart experts about different filters, timing or any other ideas on staying comfortable this spring. Give us a call at 772-318-4252 or schedule an appointment with us online at any time.