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 just mean annual tune-ups – it also refers to checking your air filters. It’s a quick 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 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 definite 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 purpose of an air filter is that it snatches contaminants through your air system before it reaches your residence. 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, which is even more critical if someone in your family 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 moving in your indoor space. A quality, clean air filter will help you breathe easy and keep healthy during allergy season. Check your system or current air filter provider for suggestions on how frequently you should be changing your filter. For most filters through ACS Inc, we recommend an annual change with the highest MERV filter available. Not sure if it’s the right time to change your air filter? You can always ask our Metro Atlanta experts about filter options, timing or any other tips on staying comfortable this spring. Give us a call at 770-939-7500 or schedule an appointment with us online at any time.