Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016Anticipatory maintenance is crucial in keeping your system working well. This not only means receiving your annual maintenance tune-up, but also checking in on your air filter. Your air filter is critical for keeping your system operating effectively and enhancing your home’s indoor air quality. As we’ll all be spending more time indoors this season, there’s no better time to aim on improving your home’s indoor air quality. Swapping out your air filter is an easy thing to do and there are many advantages to it such as: Improved Indoor Air Quality Air filters clean your air as it drifts through your home by confining contaminants. If someone in your home is suffering from allergies or asthma, a quality air filter can do wonders for their health. And if you have a pet, you know pet dander is a year-long battle. A quality, clean air filter will help you breathe easy. Increase the Life and Efficiency of Your System An unclean air filter is one of the primary sources for system breakdowns. When your air filter is unclean your system has to work more to do its job, which will appear on your utility bills and it can also trigger your unit to overheat. Preventative maintenance such as air filter replacement will help to guarantee that your system has a prolonged, useful life. It’s always best to follow your filter provider’s recommendation on how often you should be changing your filter. Lennox sells the highest MERV filter available, which will endure up to one year contingent on circumstances in the home. If you aren’t sure if it’s time to replace your filter, we’re always available to answer any questions and help you keep your home cozy this season and all-year long. Give our experts at Air Temperature Control a call at 478-784-1109 or set up an appointment with us online.