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 a simple way to help keep your system working smoothly and improve your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it all yourself! Now is the perfect time to check your filter, as the cooler weather 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 definite way to cause a system breakdown is a dirty air filter. Excess 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 energy costs 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 flows into your house. The older a filter gets, the less capable it is in grabbing things like dust and mold that can impact the health and comfort of your home, particularly if someone in your house 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 home. A quality, clean air filter will help you breathe easy and remain healthy during allergy season. Examine your system or current air filter provider for recommendations on how regularly you should be changing your filter. For most filters through Mitchell Heating, we advise an annual change with the highest MERV filter available. Not sure if it’s the right time to exchange your air filter? You can always ask our Colorado Springs experts about different filters, timing or any other ideas on staying comfortable this spring. Give us a call at 719-596-6677 or book an appointment with us online at any time.