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 simply 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 by yourself! Now is the perfect time to inspect 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 guaranteed way to instigate a system breakdown is a dirty air filter. Additional 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 impact 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 grabs contaminants through your air system before it enters your residence. The older a filter gets, the less capable it is in catching things like dust and mold that can impact 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 likely to be hanging around and you don’t want them traveling in your indoor space. A quality, clean air filter will help your household breathe easy and remain 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 Air Pro Heating & Cooling LLC, we suggest an annual change with the highest MERV filter available. Not sure if it’s the ideal time to exchange your air filter? You can always ask our Vancouver experts about different filters, timing or any other tips on staying comfortable this spring. Give us a call at 360-571-5100 or schedule an appointment with us online at any time.