Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016 We stress preventative maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment all the time, but this doesn’t just mean annual tune-ups – it also refers to checking your air filters. It’s a quick 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 perfect 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 cause 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 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 snatches contaminants through your air system before it reaches 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 family suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring coming up, pollen and mold are especially likely 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 stay healthy during allergy season. Examine your system or current air filter provider for recommendations on how often you should be changing your filter. For most filters through Cool Power LLC , we suggest an annual change with the highest MERV filter available. Not sure if it’s the best time to change your air filter? You can always ask our Hauppauge experts about what filters are available, timing or any other hints on staying comfortable this spring. Give us a call at 631-360-2665 or book an appointment with us online at any time.