Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016Premptive maintenance is important in keeping your system operating smoothly. This not only means receiving your annual maintenance tune-up, but also examining your air filter. Your air filter is vital for keeping your system working well and improving your home’s indoor air quality. As we’ll all be devoting more time indoors this winter, there’s no better time to aim on improving your home’s indoor air quality. Exchanging 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 flows through your residence by catching contaminants. If someone in your home is enduring allergies or asthma, an efficient air filter can do wonders for their health. And if you have a pet, you know pet dander is a consistant 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 biggest sources for system breakdowns. When your air filter is unclean your system has to work tougher 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 certify that your system has a long, useful life. It’s always best to follow your filter provider’s suggestion on how often you should be swapping your filter. Lennox sells the best MERV filter available, which will live up to one year depending on conditions in the home. If you aren’t sure if it’s time to change your filter, we’re always ready to answer any questions and help you keep your home cozy this season and all-year long. Give our experts at Watts Electric & A/C Inc a call at 601-736-7362 or set up an appointment with us online.