Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016Anticipatory maintenance is key in keeping your system operating easily. This not only means receiving your annual maintenance check, but also inspecting your air filter. Your air filter is critical for keeping your system working well and improving your home’s indoor air quality. As we’ll all be devoting more time indoors this time of year, there’s no better time to concentrate on refining your home’s indoor air quality. Changing out your air filter is a painless thing to do and there are many paybacks such as: Improved Indoor Air Quality Air filters clean your air as it flows through your house by catching contaminants. If someone in your home is enduring allergies or asthma, a new air filter can do miracles for their health. And if you have a pet, you know pet dander is a year-long battle. An efficient, clean air filter will let you breathe easy. Increase the Life and Efficiency of Your System A filthy air filter is one of the leading causes of system breakdowns. When your air filter is dirty your system has to work tougher to do its job, which will appear on your utility bills and it can also cause your unit to overheat. Premptive maintenance such as air filter replacement will help to guarantee that your system has a long, effective life. It’s always best to adhere to your filter provider’s advice on how often you should be swapping your filter. Lennox presents the greatest MERV filter available, which will live up to one year contingent on circumstances in the home. If you aren’t sure if it’s time to swap out your filter, we’re always available to answer any questions and help you keep your home comfortable this season and throughout the year. Give our experts at West Michigan Heating & Air Conditioning Services a call at 616-669-3961 or set up an appointment with us online.