Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016 We encourage preventative maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment all the time, 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 running smoothly and improve your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it by yourself! Now is the ideal time to examine your filter, as the cooler weather 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 instigate a system breakdown is a dirty air filter. Extra dirt that is built up on your filter can influence 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 home. The older a filter gets, the less effective it is in trapping things like dust and mold that can affect 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 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 stay healthy during allergy season. Inspect your system or current air filter provider for guidance on how often you should be changing your filter. For most filters through Twin Air LLC, we recommend an annual change with the highest MERV filter available. Not sure if it’s the best time to change your air filter? You can always ask our Manassas experts about different filters, timing or any other tips on staying comfortable this spring. Give us a call at 703-754-1062 or book an appointment with us online at any time.