Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016Premptive maintenance is crucial in keeping your system working smoothly. This not only means receiving your annual maintenance tune-up, but also examining your air filter. Your air filter is critical for keeping your system working efficiently and enhancing 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 aim on enhancing your home’s indoor air quality. Exchanging out your air filter is a simple thing to do and there are many paybacks such as: Improved Indoor Air Quality Air filters clean your air as it flows through your home by catching contaminants. If someone in your home 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 battle. A quality, clean air filter will let you breathe easy. Increase the Life and Efficiency of Your System A filthy air filter is one of the biggest reasons for system breakdowns. When your air filter is unclean your system has to work more to do its job, which will show on your utility bills and it can also trigger your unit to overheat. Premptive maintenance such as air filter replacement will help to ensure that your system has an extended, effective life. It’s always best to follow your filter provider’s advice on how often you should be exchanging your filter. Lennox offers the highest MERV filter available, which will endure up to one year depending on circumstances in the home. If you aren’t sure if it’s time to swap out your filter, we’re always available to answer any questions and help you keep your home comfortable this season and every season. Give our experts at Clean Air HVAC a call at 925-689-7017 or set up an appointment with us online.