Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016Anticipatory maintenance is crucial in keeping your system running smoothly. This not only means remembering your annual maintenance service, but also checking in on your air filter. Your air filter is vital for keeping your system working well and enhancing your home’s indoor air quality. As we’ll all be devoting more time indoors this season, there’s no better time to focus on enhancing your home’s indoor air quality. Swapping out your air filter is a simple thing to do and there are many paybacks such as: Improved Indoor Air Quality Air filters clean your air as it drifts through your house by catching contaminants. If someone in your home is enduring allergies or asthma, a new air filter can do wonders for their health. And if you have a pet, you know pet dander is a consistant battle. A new, clean air filter will let you breathe easy. Increase 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 filthy your system has to work harder to do its job, which will show on your utility bills and it can also cause your unit to overheat. Premptive maintenance such as air filter replacement will help to certify that your system has a long, effective life. It’s always best to follow your filter provider’s advice on how often you should be swapping your filter. Lennox sells the highest MERV filter available, which will last up to one year contingent on conditions in the home. If you aren’t sure if it’s time to change your filter, we’re always available to answer any questions and help you keep your home cozy this season and every season. Give our experts at ACS Inc a call at 770-939-7500 or set up an appointment with us online.