Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016 We emphasize 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 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 check your filter, as winter comes to an end and summer is on the horizon. There are several benefits to changing out your air filter, such as: Increasing the life and efficiency of your system A surefire way to trigger a system breakdown is a dirty air filter. Extra dirt that is built up on your filter can cause your whole system to work harder than it should to keep your home 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 flows into your residence. The older a filter gets, the less effective it is in trapping things like dust and mold that can impact the health and comfort of your home, particularly 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 house. A quality, clean air filter will help your family breathe easy and remain healthy during allergy season. Inspect your system or current air filter provider for suggestions on how regularly you should be changing your filter. For most filters through Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning, we suggest 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 West Valley experts about different filters, timing or any other ideas on staying comfortable this spring. Give us a call at 801-969-7088 or arrange an appointment with us online at any time.