Why you should replace your air filter this winter

December 13, 2016

Preemptive maintenance is important in making sure your system is operating well. This is more than remembering your regular maintenance service, but also checking in on your air filter. Your air filter is vital for keeping your system running well and enhancing your home’s indoor air quality. Because many of us will be spending more time indoors this time of year, there’s no better time to concentrate on refining the quality of air that is flowing within your house. Exchanging out your air filter is a simple task and there are several benefits such as:

Enhanced Indoor Air Quality
Air filters clean your air as it moves through your residence by catching contaminants. If you have a family member experiencing allergies or asthma, a quality air filter can do wonders to minimize the symptoms or negative impact from poor air quality. And if you have a pet, you understand pet dander is a year-long concern. An efficient, clean air filter will help you enjoy the air.

Expand the Life and Efficiency of Your System
A filthy air filter is one of the primary reasons for system breakdowns. When your air filter is unclean your system has to work harder to keep you warm, which will show on your utility bills and it can also cause your unit to overheat. Preventative maintenance such as air filter replacement will go a long ways in ensuring that your system has a prolonged, useful life.

It’s smart to follow your filter provider’s advice on how often you should be changing your filter. Lennox sells the best MERV filter available, which will last up to one year depending on conditions in the home. If you aren’t sure if it’s time to swap out your filter, our team is always available to answer any questions and help you keep your house comfy this season and all-year long. Don’t wait any longer, give us a call at 770-450-1539 .