Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016 We emphasize preventative maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment constantly, but this doesn’t simply mean annual tune-ups – it also means 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 on your own! Now is the best time to examine your filter, as winter comes to an end and summer is on the horizon. There are many 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. Additional dirt that is built up on your filter can cause your whole system to work harder than it should to keep the air in 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 goal of an air filter is that it grabs contaminants through your air system before it flows into your residence. The older a filter gets, the less efficient it is in trapping things like dust and mold that can impact the health and comfort of your home, particularly if someone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring coming up, pollen and mold are especially expected to be hanging around and you don’t want them circulating in your home. A quality, clean air filter will help your family breathe easy and stay healthy during allergy season. Examine your system or current air filter provider for guidance on how frequently you should be changing your filter. For most filters through Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., we recommend an annual change with the highest MERV filter available. Not sure if it’s the best time to change your air filter? You can always ask our Denver experts about filter options, timing or any other ideas on staying comfortable this spring. Give us a call at 303-452-4146 or arrange an appointment with us online at any time.