Why you should replace your air filter this winter

December 13, 2016

Preventative maintenance is key in making sure your system is operating well. This not only means receiving your regular maintenance check, but also checking in on your air filter. Your air filter is critical for keeping your system working well and improving 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 concentrate on improving the quality of air in the home. Changing out your air filter is a simple chore and there are several advantages to it such as:

Increased Indoor Air Quality
Air filters clean your air as it moves through your house by catching dirt and debris. If a member of your household is experiencing allergies or asthma, an efficient air filter can do miracles for their health. And if you have a pet, you know pet dander is a year-long concern. A new, clean air filter will let you breathe easy.

Expand 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 run tougher to achieve results, which will show on your utility bills and it can also trigger your unit to overheat. Preventative maintenance such as air filter replacement will go a long ways in ensuring that your system has a prolonged, effective life.

It’s always best to follow your filter provider’s suggestion on how often you should be changing your filter. Lennox offers the greatest MERV filter available, which will last up to one year contingent on conditions in the home. If you have concerns about your air filter, our team is always accessible to answer any questions and help you keep your home comfortable this season and all-year long. You can call our team at 916-243-6714 to schedule a visit to book an appointment.