Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016 We encourage preventative maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment constantly, but this doesn’t simply mean annual tune-ups – it also refers to checking your air filters. It’s a simple 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 best time to check your filter, as the cooler weather comes to an end and the warmer weather 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 definite way to trigger a system breakdown is a dirty air filter. Extra dirt that is built up on your filter can force your whole system to work harder than it should to keep you 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 purpose of 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 capable it is in grabbing 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 prone to be hanging around and you don’t want them moving in your indoor space. A quality, clean air filter will help your household breathe easy and remain healthy during allergy season. Examine your system or current air filter provider for guidance on how often you should be changing your filter. For most filters through Effective Service Group, LLC., we suggest an annual change with the highest MERV filter available. Not sure if it’s the ideal time to replace your air filter? You can always ask our East Hanover experts about filter options, timing or any other ideas on staying comfortable this spring. Give us a call at 973-884-0065 or book an appointment with us online at any time.