Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016Anticipatory maintenance is key in keeping your system working well. This not only means remembering your annual maintenance check, but also checking in on your air filter. Your air filter is vital for keeping your system operating efficiently and refining your home’s indoor air quality. As we’ll all be occupying more time indoors this time of year, there’s no better time to focus on enhancing your home’s indoor air quality. Swapping 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 experiencing 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 An unclean air filter is one of the primary causes of system breakdowns. When your air filter is filthy your system has to work tougher to do its job, which will be evident on your utility bills and it can also cause your unit to overheat. Preventative maintenance such as air filter replacement will help to ensure that your system has an extended, efficient life. It’s always best to adhere to your filter provider’s advice on how often you should be exchanging your filter. Lennox presents the best MERV filter available, which will live up to one year depending on environments in the home. If you aren’t sure if it’s time to change your filter, we’re always available to answer any questions and help you keep your home comfy this season and all-year long. Give our experts at J.L. Brady Company LLC a call at 309-517-7511 or set up an appointment with us online.