Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016 We stress preventative maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment frequently, 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 working smoothly and improve your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it by yourself! Now is the ideal time to examine 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 definite way to trigger 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 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 enters your residence. The older a filter gets, the less efficient it is in grabbing things like dust and mold that can impact 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 likely to be hanging around and you don’t want them moving in your house. A quality, clean air filter will help you breathe easy and stay healthy during allergy season. Check your system or current air filter provider for suggestions on how often you should be changing your filter. For most filters through Bell Air Conditioning Inc., we recommend an annual change with the highest MERV filter available. Not sure if it’s the best time to replace your air filter? You can always ask our Belton experts about different filters, timing or any other hints on staying comfortable this spring. Give us a call at 254-939-1141 or book an appointment with us online at any time.