Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016 We encourage preventative maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment frequently, but this doesn’t only mean annual tune-ups – it also refers to 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 on your own! Now is the perfect time to check your filter, as winter 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 surefire way to cause a system breakdown is a dirty air filter. Extra dirt that is built up on your filter can influence your whole system to work harder than it should to keep the air in your home 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 grabs contaminants through your air system before it enters your home. The older a filter gets, the less efficient it is in grabbing 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 prone to be hanging around and you don’t want them moving in your house. A quality, clean air filter will help your family breathe easy and remain healthy during allergy season. Check your system or current air filter provider for guidance on how regularly you should be changing your filter. For most filters through Faust Air Conditioning and Heating, we recommend an annual change with the highest MERV filter available. Not sure if it’s the ideal time to replace your air filter? You can always ask our Wharton experts about filter options, timing or any other ideas on staying comfortable this spring. Give us a call at 979-532-2511 or arrange an appointment with us online at any time.