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 involves checking your air filters. It’s a quick 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 ideal time to examine your filter, as winter comes to an end and the warmer weather 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 cause 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 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 snatches contaminants through your air system before it flows into your home. The older a filter gets, the less effective it is in catching things like dust and mold that can impact the health and comfort of your home, especially 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 traveling in your home. A quality, clean air filter will help your household breathe easy and stay healthy during allergy season. Examine your system or current air filter provider for suggestions on how often you should be changing your filter. For most filters through Summit Air Conditioning Inc, we recommend 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 West Palm Beach experts about what filters are available, timing or any other hints on staying comfortable this spring. Give us a call at 561-582-3390 or arrange an appointment with us online at any time.