Why you should replace your air filter this winter

December 13, 2016

Anticipatory maintenance is key in making sure your system is working easily. This not only means getting your annual maintenance service, but also inspecting your air filter. Your air filter is critical for keeping your system operating well and enhancing your home’s indoor air quality. Because many of us will be occupying more time indoors this winter, there’s no better time to focus on enhancing the quality of air in the home. Exchanging out your air filter is a painless task and there are many paybacks such as:

Improved Indoor Air Quality
Air filters clean your air as it flows through your home by trapping contaminants. If you have a family member enduring allergies or asthma, a new air filter can do miracles to help assist with managing the symptoms. And if you have a pet, you understand pet dander is a consistant challenge. A quality, clean air filter will let you breathe easy.

Increase the Life and Efficiency of Your System
A filthy air filter is one of the biggest causes of system interruptions. When your air filter is dirty your system has to work harder to keep you warm, which will be evident on your energy costs and it can also trigger your unit to overheat. Anticipatory maintenance such as air filter replacement will help to certify that your system has an extended, useful life.

It’s always best to follow your filter provider’s advice on how often you should be exchanging your filter. Lennox offers the best MERV filter available, which will live up to one year contingent on conditions in the home. If you would like more information on the benefits of replacing your air filter, our experts are always available to answer any questions and help you keep your house comfortable this season and all-year long. Don’t wait any longer, give us a call at (616) 669-3961 .