Why you should replace your air filter this winter

December 13, 2016

Preemptive maintenance is important in keeping your system is operating smoothly. This is more than getting your routine maintenance check, but also inspecting your air filter. Your air filter is vital for keeping your system running efficiently and refining your home’s indoor air quality. It’s likely quite a few of us will be devoting more time indoors this season, there’s no better time to focus on improving the quality of air in the home. Swapping out your air filter is a painless 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 catching contaminants. If someone in your home is enduring allergies or asthma, a quality air filter can do wonders for their health. And if you have a pet, you understand pet dander is a constant battle. An efficient, clean air filter will allow you to enjoy the air.

Extend the Life and Efficiency of Your System
An unclean air filter is one of the primary causes of system interruptions. When your air filter is dirty your system has to run tougher to keep you warm, which will show on your energy costs and it can also trigger your unit to overheat. Anticipatory maintenance such as air filter replacement will help to guarantee that your system has an extended, useful life.

It’s always best to adhere to your filter provider’s suggestion on how often you should be swapping your filter. Lennox sells the best MERV filter available, which will endure up to one year depending on conditions in the home. If you aren’t sure if it’s time to change your filter, our experts are always accessible to answer any questions and help you keep your home comfortable this season and throughout the year. You can call our team at 713-469-3357 to schedule a visit to book an appointment.