Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016 We encourage preventative maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment frequently, but this doesn’t only mean annual tune-ups – it also means 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 by yourself! Now is the best time to examine your filter, as winter 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 trigger a system breakdown is a dirty air filter. Additional dirt that is built up on your filter can cause your whole system to work harder than it should to keep 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 goal of an air filter is that it catches contaminants through your air system before it reaches your residence. The older a filter gets, the less effective it is in trapping things like dust and mold that can hurt the health and comfort of your home, especially if someone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma. With spring around the corner, 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. Inspect your system or current air filter provider for guidance on how often you should be changing your filter. For most filters through Bormida Mechanical Services Inc, we recommend 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 Springfield experts about what filters are available, timing or any other hints on staying comfortable this spring. Give us a call at 217-210-2662 or schedule an appointment with us online at any time.