Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016Premptive maintenance is important in keeping your system operating easily. This not only means remembering your annual maintenance service, but also checking in on your air filter. Your air filter is critical for keeping your system working well 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 focus on enhancing your home’s indoor air quality. Changing out your air filter is an easy thing to do and there are many paybacks such as: Improved Indoor Air Quality Air filters clean your air as it flows through your residence by trapping contaminants. If someone in your home is experiencing allergies or asthma, an efficient air filter can do great things for their health. And if you have a pet, you know pet dander is a constant battle. A new, clean air filter will help you breathe easy. Increase the Life and Efficiency of Your System A filthy air filter is one of the primary causes of system breakdowns. When your air filter is unclean your system has to work more to do its job, which will appear on your utility bills and it can also force your unit to overheat. Premptive maintenance such as air filter replacement will help to guarantee that your system has an extended, effective life. It’s always best to adhere to your filter provider’s advice on how often you should be swapping your filter. Lennox offers the highest MERV filter available, which will last up to one year contingent on circumstances in the home. If you aren’t sure if it’s time to swap out your filter, we’re always accessible to answer any questions and help you keep your home cozy this season and every season. Give our experts at Schagrin Gas Company a call at 302-658-2000 or set up an appointment with us online.