Why you should replace your air filter this winter

December 13, 2016

Preventative maintenance is important in making sure your system is operating well. This is more than remembering your annual maintenance tune-up, but also examining your air filter. Your air filter is critical for keeping your system running effectively and enhancing your home’s indoor air quality. As we’ll all be spending more time indoors this winter, there’s no better time to focus on improving the quality of air that is circulating within your house. Changing out your air filter is a painless task and there are several paybacks such as:

Enhanced Indoor Air Quality
Air filters clean your air as it moves around your house by catching dirt and debris. If you have a family member suffering from allergies or asthma, a quality air filter can do miracles for their health. And if you have a pet, you realize pet dander is a year-long battle. A new, clean air filter will help you breathe in better air.

Expand the Life and Efficiency of Your System
An unclean air filter is one of the leading sources for system breakdowns. When your air filter is filthy your system has to work more to keep you warm, 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 certify that your system has a prolonged, useful life.

It’s wise to adhere to your filter provider’s recommendation on how often you should be exchanging your filter. Lennox sells the highest MERV filter available, which will endure up to one year contingent on conditions in the home. If you aren’t sure if it’s time to change your filter, our experts are always available to answer any questions and help you keep your house comfy this season and throughout the year. You can call our team at 727-369-6195 to schedule a visit to book an appointment.