Why you should replace your air filter this winter

December 13, 2016

Preemptive maintenance is key in making sure your system is working easily. This not only means getting your routine maintenance tune-up, but also checking in on your air filter. Your air filter is imperative for keeping your system running effectively and refining your home’s indoor air quality. It’s likely quite a few of us will be occupying more time indoors this winter, there’s no better time to concentrate on enhancing the quality of air in the home. Swapping out your air filter is an easy chore and there are lots of advantages to it such as:

Improved Indoor Air Quality
Air filters clean your air as it flows around your home by trapping dirt and debris. If someone in your home is 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 know pet dander is a year-long challenge. An efficient, clean air filter will help you breathe in better air.

Expand the Life and Efficiency of Your System
An unclean air filter is one of the biggest reasons for system breakdowns. When your air filter is filthy 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 aid in making sure that your system has a long, effective life.

It’s always best to adhere to your filter provider’s suggestion on how often you should be exchanging your filter. Lennox offers the highest MERV filter available, which will live up to one year reliant on circumstances in the home. If you have concerns about your air filter, we’re always available to answer any questions and help you keep your house comfortable this season and every season. You can call our pros at 256-801-4701 to schedule a visit to book an appointment.