Why you should replace your air filter this winter

December 13, 2016

Preventative maintenance is important in making sure your system is running easily. This goes beyond getting your annual maintenance tune-up, but also inspecting 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 concentrate on enhancing your home’s indoor air quality. Changing out your air filter is an easy chore and there are several paybacks such as:

Enhanced Indoor Air Quality
Air filters clean your air as it moves throughout your residence by catching pollutants. If someone in your home is suffering from allergies or asthma, an efficient air filter can do great things to help assist with managing the symptoms. And if you have a pet, you understand pet dander is a year-long battle. A new, clean air filter will allow you to breathe easy.

Extend 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 dirty your system has to operate more to do its job, which will appear on your utility costs and it can also force your unit to overheat. Preventative maintenance such as air filter replacement will help to ensure that your system has an extended, effective life.

It’s smart 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 endure up to one year depending on circumstances in the home. If you have concerns about your air filter, our experts are always available to answer any questions and help you keep your home cozy this season and every season. Don’t wait any longer, give us a call at 302-231-1380 .