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Why you should replace your air filter this winter

December 13, 2016

Anticipatory maintenance is key in making sure your system is operating easily. This not only means getting your annual maintenance tune-up, but also examining your air filter. Your air filter is imperative for keeping your system operating well and enhancing your home’s indoor air quality. Because many of us will be devoting more time indoors this winter, there’s no better time to concentrate on refining the quality of air that is flowing within your house. Changing out your air filter is a painless chore and there are many benefits such as:

Improved Indoor Air Quality
Air filters clean your air as it drifts through your house by trapping contaminants. If a member of your household is experiencing allergies or asthma, a new air filter can do wonders to minimize the symptoms or negative impact from poor air quality. And if you have a pet, you realize pet dander is a year-long battle. A quality, clean air filter will allow you to breathe in better air.

Increase the Life and Efficiency of Your System
A dirty air filter is one of the leading reasons for system breakdowns. When your air filter is filthy your system has to work tougher to keep you warm, which will be evident on your utility bills and it can also force your unit to overheat. Anticipatory maintenance such as air filter replacement will go a long ways in ensuring that your system has a long, effective life.

It’s wise to follow your filter provider’s suggestion on how often you should be exchanging your filter. Lennox sells the greatest MERV filter available, which will live up to one year contingent on circumstances in the home. If you have concerns about your air filter, we’re always accessible to answer any questions and help you keep your indoor space cozy this season and every season. Don’t wait any longer, give us a call at 408-215-1018 .