Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016 We stress 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 quick 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 the cooler weather 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 cause 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 you cool. Not only will it hamper 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 house. The older a filter gets, the less capable it is in grabbing things like dust and mold that can hurt the health and comfort of your home, particularly if someone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring coming up, 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 household breathe easy and stay healthy during allergy season. Check your system or current air filter provider for recommendations on how frequently you should be changing your filter. For most filters through McCune Heating & Cooling, we recommend an annual change with the highest MERV filter available. Not sure if it’s the right time to replace your air filter? You can always ask our Augusta experts about filter options, timing or any other hints on staying comfortable this spring. Give us a call at 316-733-9123 or arrange an appointment with us online at any time.