Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016 We emphasize preventative maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment constantly, but this doesn’t only mean annual tune-ups – it also involves 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 all yourself! Now is the best 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 definite way to cause 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 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 residence. The older a filter gets, the less capable it is in grabbing things like dust and mold that can impact the health and comfort of your home, particularly if someone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring near, pollen and mold are especially prone to be hanging around and you don’t want them traveling in your indoor space. A quality, clean air filter will help your family breathe easy and remain healthy during allergy season. Inspect your system or current air filter provider for suggestions on how regularly you should be changing your filter. For most filters through Ken Parker Service 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 Greenville experts about what filters are available, timing or any other hints on staying comfortable this spring. Give us a call at 903-883-2829 or schedule an appointment with us online at any time.