Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016 We encourage preventative maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment constantly, but this doesn’t just mean annual tune-ups – it also involves 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 by yourself! Now is the best time to examine 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 cause a system breakdown is a dirty air filter. Excess dirt that is built up on your filter can influence your whole system to work harder than it should to keep you 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 reaches your home. The older a filter gets, the less efficient it is in catching things like dust and mold that can hurt 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 house. A quality, clean air filter will help you breathe easy and remain 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 Rim Country Mechanical, Inc., we suggest 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 Show Low experts about what filters are available, timing or any other ideas on staying comfortable this spring. Give us a call at 928-537-1803 or schedule an appointment with us online at any time.