Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016 We stress preventative maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment frequently, but this doesn’t just mean annual tune-ups – it also means checking your air filters. It’s a quick 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 check your filter, as winter comes to an end and the warmer weather 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 surefire way to instigate 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 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 catches contaminants through your air system before it reaches your residence. The older a filter gets, the less effective it is in catching things like dust and mold that can hurt the health and comfort of your home, which is even more critical if someone in your house suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring coming up, pollen and mold are especially expected 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 stay healthy during allergy season. Inspect your system or current air filter provider for suggestions on how often you should be changing your filter. For most filters through Stan's Heating, Inc , we advise an annual change with the highest MERV filter available. Not sure if it’s the best time to exchange your air filter? You can always ask our Ontario experts about what filters are available, timing or any other hints on staying comfortable this spring. Give us a call at 541-889-3987 or book an appointment with us online at any time.