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 only mean annual tune-ups – it also means checking your air filters. It’s a simple 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 inspect your filter, as the cold season comes to an end and summer 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 cause a system breakdown is a dirty air filter. Extra dirt that is built up on your filter can cause your whole system to work harder than it should to keep the air in your home cool. Not only will it impact 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 efficient it is in catching things like dust and mold that can hurt 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 expected to be hanging around and you don’t want them moving in your home. A quality, clean air filter will help your family breathe easy and remain healthy during allergy season. Examine your system or current air filter provider for suggestions on how often you should be changing your filter. For most filters through Gordon Air Conditioning, we suggest 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 Crestview experts about filter options, timing or any other ideas on staying comfortable this spring. Give us a call at 850-682-5509 or schedule an appointment with us online at any time.