Why you should replace your air filter this winter

December 13, 2016

Preventative maintenance is crucial in making sure your system is working well. This goes beyond receiving your annual maintenance tune-up, but also examining your air filter. Your air filter is imperative for keeping your system operating effectively and refining your home’s indoor air quality. Because many of us will be occupying more time indoors this time of year, there’s no better time to focus on improving your home’s indoor air quality. Changing out your air filter is a simple thing to do and there are several benefits such as:

Increased Indoor Air Quality
Air filters clean your air as it flows around your house by confining dirt and debris. If you have a family member enduring allergies or asthma, a new air filter can do wonders for their health. And if you have a pet, you realize pet dander is a consistant battle. An efficient, clean air filter will help you breathe in better air.

Increase the Life and Efficiency of Your System
An unclean air filter is one of the biggest sources for system interruptions. When your air filter is unclean your system has to work harder to do its job, which will show on your energy costs and it can also cause your unit to overheat. Preventative maintenance such as air filter replacement will aid in making sure that your system has an extended, efficient life.

It’s smart to follow your filter provider’s advice on how often you should be changing your filter. Lennox offers the highest MERV filter available, which will last up to one year reliant on circumstances in the home. If you aren’t sure if it’s time to change your filter, our team is always ready to answer any questions and help you keep your indoor space comfy this season and throughout the year. You can call our pros at 256-270-1196 to schedule a visit to book an appointment.