Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016 We encourage preventative maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment frequently, but this doesn’t simply mean annual tune-ups – it also means checking your air filters. It’s a quick way to help keep your system working smoothly and improve your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it all yourself! Now is the ideal time to examine your filter, as the cooler weather 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 surefire 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 the air in your home cool. Not only will it hamper the performance of your system, but it can increase your energy costs and cause your system to overheat. Improving indoor air quality The reason for 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 capable it is in grabbing things like dust and mold that can affect the health and comfort of your home, particularly 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 traveling in your house. A quality, clean air filter will help your family breathe easy and keep healthy during allergy season. Inspect your system or current air filter provider for guidance on how regularly you should be changing your filter. For most filters through Econo Air, we advise an annual change with the highest MERV filter available. Not sure if it’s the ideal time to exchange your air filter? You can always ask our Brea experts about what filters are available, timing or any other hints on staying comfortable this spring. Give us a call at 714-695-6661 or arrange an appointment with us online at any time.