Why you should replace your air filter this winter

December 13, 2016

Preemptive maintenance is important in ensuring your system is working smoothly. This is more than getting your routine maintenance check, but also checking in on your air filter. Your air filter is vital for keeping your system operating well and enhancing your home’s indoor air quality. As we’ll all be devoting more time indoors this time of year, there’s no better time to concentrate on improving the quality of air in the home. Exchanging out your air filter is a simple task and there are many advantages to it such as:

Enhanced Indoor Air Quality
Air filters clean your air as it flows throughout your house by catching dirt and debris. If you have a family member enduring allergies or asthma, a quality air filter can do great things to minimize the symptoms or negative impact from poor air quality. And if you have a pet, you realize pet dander is a constant concern. A new, clean air filter will allow you to enjoy the air.

Expand the Life and Efficiency of Your System
An unclean air filter is one of the biggest causes of system breakdowns. When your air filter is unclean your system has to run more to keep you warm, which will be evident on your energy costs and it can also cause your unit to overheat. Premptive maintenance such as air filter replacement will help to guarantee that your system has a long, efficient life.

It’s always best to pursue your filter provider’s recommendation on how often you should be exchanging your filter. Lennox offers the highest MERV filter available, which will live up to one year depending on circumstances in the home. If you aren’t sure if it’s time to swap out your filter, our team is always ready to answer any questions and help you keep your home comfortable this season and every season. Don’t wait any longer, give us a call at 239-241-5318 .