Why you should replace your air filter this winter

December 13, 2016

Anticipatory maintenance is key in ensuring your system is running easily. This is more than receiving your regular maintenance check, but also checking in on your air filter. Your air filter is critical for keeping your system operating efficiently and enhancing your home’s indoor air quality. It’s likely quite a few of us will be spending more time indoors this time of year, there’s no better time to focus on enhancing the quality of air in the home. Exchanging out your air filter is an easy chore and there are lots of paybacks such as:

Increased Indoor Air Quality
Air filters clean your air as it flows around your residence by confining contaminants. If you have a family member suffering from allergies or asthma, a new air filter can do miracles to help assist with managing the symptoms. And if you have a pet, you realize pet dander is a consistant concern. A new, clean air filter will allow you to breathe in better air.

Extend the Life and Efficiency of Your System
A dirty air filter is one of the primary sources for system failures. When your air filter is dirty your system has to operate more to do its job, which will be evident on your energy costs and it can also cause your unit to overheat. Anticipatory maintenance such as air filter replacement will aid in making sure that your system has an extended, useful life.

It’s wise to pursue your filter provider’s advice on how often you should be swapping your filter. Lennox sells the best MERV filter available, which will last up to one year contingent on circumstances in the home. If you would like additionals information on the benefits of replacing your air filter, our team is always ready to answer any questions and help you keep your home comfortable this season and throughout the year. Don’t wait any longer, give us a call at 601-736-7362 .