Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016 We stress 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 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 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 guaranteed way to instigate a system breakdown is a dirty air filter. Extra 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 catches contaminants through your air system before it flows into your residence. The older a filter gets, the less capable it is in catching things like dust and mold that can impact the health and comfort of your home, especially 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 circulating in your house. A quality, clean air filter will help your household breathe easy and keep healthy during allergy season. Check your system or current air filter provider for suggestions on how frequently you should be changing your filter. For most filters through Morgner Incorporated Air Conditioning & Heating, we advise an annual change with the highest MERV filter available. Not sure if it’s the right time to replace your air filter? You can always ask our Saint Louis experts about what filters are available, timing or any other tips on staying comfortable this spring. Give us a call at 314-961-0875 or book an appointment with us online at any time.