Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016 We encourage preventative maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment constantly, but this doesn’t simply mean annual tune-ups – it also involves checking your air filters. It’s a simple 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 best time to inspect your filter, as the cold season comes to an end and summer 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 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 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 purpose of an air filter is that it grabs contaminants through your air system before it reaches your home. The older a filter gets, the less effective it is in grabbing things like dust and mold that can affect the health and comfort of your home, particularly 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 home. A quality, clean air filter will help you breathe easy and stay healthy during allergy season. Inspect your system or current air filter provider for recommendations on how regularly you should be changing your filter. For most filters through Point Heating & Cooling, we advise 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 Plover experts about what filters are available, timing or any other tips on staying comfortable this spring. Give us a call at 715-345-1979 or arrange an appointment with us online at any time.