Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016 We emphasize preventative maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment all the time, but this doesn’t simply mean annual tune-ups – it also involves checking your air filters. It’s an easy way to help keep your system operating smoothly and improve your indoor air quality, and you can easily do it all yourself! Now is the best time to inspect your filter, as the cold season comes to an end and summer 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 guaranteed way to instigate 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 you 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 reason for an air filter is that it grabs contaminants through your air system before it flows into your house. 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 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 recommendations on how often you should be changing your filter. For most filters through Von Deylen Plumbing & Heating Inc., we recommend 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 Napoleon and Northwest Ohio experts about filter options, timing or any other hints on staying comfortable this spring. Give us a call at 419-592-4756 or book an appointment with us online at any time.