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 an easy way to help keep your system operating smoothly and improve your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it on your own! Now is the ideal time to examine 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 surefire way to trigger a system breakdown is a dirty air filter. Excess dirt that is built up on your filter can influence 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 purpose of an air filter is that it snatches contaminants through your air system before it reaches your residence. The older a filter gets, the less efficient it is in trapping things like dust and mold that can affect the health and comfort of your home, which is even more critical if someone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring around the corner, pollen and mold are especially prone to be hanging around and you don’t want them circulating in your home. 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 guidance on how frequently you should be changing your filter. For most filters through Dynamic Comfort Solutions, we recommend an annual change with the highest MERV filter available. Not sure if it’s the right time to change your air filter? You can always ask our Locust experts about different filters, timing or any other tips on staying comfortable this spring. Give us a call at 704-485-5506 or schedule an appointment with us online at any time.