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 simple way to help keep your system operating smoothly and improve your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it all yourself! Now is the ideal time to inspect your filter, as the cold season comes to an end and heat is on the horizon. There are a lot of benefits to changing out your air filter, such as: Increasing the life and efficiency of your system A definite way to cause a system breakdown is a dirty air filter. Extra dirt that is built up on your filter can force your whole system to work harder than it should to keep the air in your home 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 reason for an air filter is that it snatches contaminants through your air system before it flows into your home. The older a filter gets, the less efficient it is in trapping things like dust and mold that can impact the health and comfort of your home, which is even more critical if someone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring near, pollen and mold are especially expected to be hanging around and you don’t want them circulating in your house. A quality, clean air filter will help your family breathe easy and keep healthy during allergy season. Check your system or current air filter provider for guidance on how frequently you should be changing your filter. For most filters through Abilene Air-Tech Inc, we advise an annual change with the highest MERV filter available. Not sure if it’s the best time to exchange your air filter? You can always ask our Abilene experts about filter options, timing or any other hints on staying comfortable this spring. Give us a call at 325-692-5850 or arrange an appointment with us online at any time.