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 means checking your air filters. It’s an easy way to help keep your system running smoothly and improve your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it on your own! Now is the perfect time to examine your filter, as the cold season comes to an end and the warmer weather is on the horizon. There are many benefits to changing out your air filter, such as: Increasing the life and efficiency of your system A definite way to cause a system breakdown is a dirty air filter. Additional dirt that is built up on your filter can influence 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 goal of an air filter is that it snatches contaminants through your air system before it reaches your home. The older a filter gets, the less capable it is in trapping things like dust and mold that can hurt the health and comfort of your home, especially if someone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring near, pollen and mold are especially likely to be hanging around and you don’t want them circulating in your home. A quality, clean air filter will help your household breathe easy and stay healthy during allergy season. Check your system or current air filter provider for guidance on how regularly you should be changing your filter. For most filters through Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning, we advise 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 Bossier City experts about what filters are available, timing or any other ideas on staying comfortable this spring. Give us a call at 800-COOLING or book an appointment with us online at any time.