Why you should replace your air filter this winter

December 13, 2016

Anticipatory maintenance is key in making sure your system is working well. This goes beyond 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. Because many of us will be occupying more time indoors this time of year, there’s no better time to focus on enhancing the quality of air in the home. Swapping out your air filter is a painless chore and there are many paybacks such as:

Increased Indoor Air Quality
Air filters clean your air as it flows around your house by catching dirt and debris. If you have a family member experiencing allergies or asthma, a new air filter can do miracles to minimize the symptoms or negative impact from poor air quality. And if you have a pet, you understand pet dander is a year-long concern. An efficient, clean air filter will let you breathe in better air.

Extend the Life and Efficiency of Your System
An unclean air filter is one of the primary causes of system failures. When your air filter is filthy your system has to run tougher to keep you warm, 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 go a long ways in ensuring that your system has an extended, efficient life.

It’s smart 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 house comfy this season and all-year long. Give our pros at J.L. Brady Company LLC a call at 309-517-7511 to arrange an appointment with us..