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 simply mean annual tune-ups – it also involves checking your air filters. It’s an easy way to help keep your system running smoothly and improve your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it all yourself! Now is the best time to examine your filter, as the cold season 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 instigate 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 your home cool. Not only will it hamper 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 effective it is in grabbing things like dust and mold that can impact the health and comfort of your home, which is even more critical if someone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring near, pollen and mold are especially expected 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 Temp Air System Inc, 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 La Puente experts about what filters are available, timing or any other ideas on staying comfortable this spring. Give us a call at 626-587-4559 or arrange an appointment with us online at any time.