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 only mean annual tune-ups – it also refers to checking your air filters. It’s a simple way to help keep your system working 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 the cooler weather 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. Excess 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 hinder 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 snatches contaminants through your air system before it reaches your residence. The older a filter gets, the less efficient it is in catching things like dust and mold that can affect the health and comfort of your home, especially if someone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring coming up, pollen and mold are especially likely to be hanging around and you don’t want them traveling in your indoor space. A quality, clean air filter will help you breathe easy and stay healthy during allergy season. Inspect your system or current air filter provider for recommendations on how regularly you should be changing your filter. For most filters through White Mechanical, Inc., we recommend an annual change with the highest MERV filter available. Not sure if it’s the ideal time to change your air filter? You can always ask our Laguna Hills experts about filter options, timing or any other ideas on staying comfortable this spring. Give us a call at 949-716-8379 or schedule an appointment with us online at any time.