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 not only means remembering your annual maintenance tune-up, but also checking in on your air filter. Your air filter is vital for keeping your system running well and enhancing your home’s indoor air quality. It’s likely quite a few of us will be occupying more time indoors this time of year, there’s no better time to aim on refining the quality of air that is traveling within your house. Exchanging out your air filter is a painless chore and there are many paybacks such as:

Enhanced Indoor Air Quality
Air filters clean your air as it moves around your residence by catching dirt and debris. If you have a family member experiencing allergies or asthma, a quality air filter can do great things to minimize the symptoms or negative impact from poor air quality. And if you have a pet, you realize pet dander is a year-long concern. An efficient, clean air filter will allow you to breathe easy.

Expand the Life and Efficiency of Your System
A filthy air filter is one of the primary sources for system failures. When your air filter is dirty your system has to operate tougher to keep you warm, which will be evident on your utility bills and it can also force your unit to overheat. Preventative maintenance such as air filter replacement will help to ensure that your system has a prolonged, efficient life.

It’s always best to adhere to your filter provider’s recommendation on how often you should be exchanging your filter. Lennox offers the greatest MERV filter available, which will last up to one year reliant on conditions in the home. If you aren’t sure if it’s time to change your filter, our team is always available to answer any questions and help you keep your house cozy this season and every season. You can call our experts at (815)914-6197 to schedule a visit to book an appointment.