Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016 We stress preventative maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment frequently, but this doesn’t just mean annual tune-ups – it also involves checking your air filters. It’s an easy 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 inspect your filter, as winter 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 guaranteed way to instigate a system breakdown is a dirty air filter. Extra dirt that is built up on your filter can force your whole system to work harder than it should to keep you 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 reason for an air filter is that it grabs contaminants through your air system before it enters your home. The older a filter gets, the less efficient it is in trapping things like dust and mold that can affect the health and comfort of your home, which is even more critical 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 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 frequently you should be changing your filter. For most filters through MPC Heating & Cooling, we suggest an annual change with the highest MERV filter available. Not sure if it’s the ideal time to replace your air filter? You can always ask our Chadron experts about different filters, timing or any other hints on staying comfortable this spring. Give us a call at 308-432-5301 or schedule an appointment with us online at any time.