Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016 We emphasize preventative maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment constantly, but this doesn’t simply mean annual tune-ups – it also means 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 perfect time to inspect your filter, as the cold season comes to an end and heat 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 guaranteed 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 hinder 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 snatches contaminants through your air system before it flows into your house. The older a filter gets, the less efficient it is in catching things like dust and mold that can hurt the health and comfort of your home, which is even more critical if someone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring coming up, 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 household breathe easy and keep healthy during allergy season. Examine your system or current air filter provider for suggestions on how frequently you should be changing your filter. For most filters through Superior Comfort Systems, 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 Hendersonville experts about filter options, timing or any other hints on staying comfortable this spring. Give us a call at 828-775-5176 or arrange an appointment with us online at any time.