Why you should replace your air filter this winter

December 13, 2016

Preemptive maintenance is key in making sure your system is running well. This is more than getting your routine maintenance tune-up, but also checking in on your air filter. Your air filter is imperative for keeping your system running efficiently and improving your home’s indoor air quality. Because many of us will be spending more time indoors this time of year, there’s no better time to concentrate on enhancing your home’s indoor air quality. Changing out your air filter is an easy thing to do and there are lots of benefits such as:

Enhanced Indoor Air Quality
Air filters clean your air as it moves around your residence by confining dirt and debris. If someone in your home is enduring allergies or asthma, an efficient air filter can do wonders to help assist with managing the symptoms. And if you have a pet, you understand pet dander is a year-long battle. A quality, clean air filter will let you breathe easy.

Extend the Life and Efficiency of Your System
A filthy air filter is one of the leading causes of system interruptions. When your air filter is unclean your system has to run harder to do its job, which will show on your utility costs 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 an extended, useful life.

It’s wise to pursue your filter provider’s advice on how often you should be changing your filter. Lennox offers the greatest MERV filter available, which will live up to one year depending on conditions in the home. If you aren’t sure if it’s time to replace your filter, we’re always accessible to answer any questions and help you keep your house cozy this season and throughout the year. You can call our pros at 309-517-7511 to schedule a visit to book an appointment.