Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016Premptive maintenance is key in keeping your system working well. This not only means receiving your annual maintenance tune-up, but also examining your air filter. Your air filter is critical for keeping your system working effectively and improving your home’s indoor air quality. As we’ll all be devoting more time indoors this winter, there’s no better time to focus on enhancing your home’s indoor air quality. Swapping out your air filter is a simple thing to do and there are many paybacks such as: Improved Indoor Air Quality Air filters clean your air as it drifts through your residence by catching contaminants. If someone in your home is experiencing allergies or asthma, a quality air filter can do wonders for their health. And if you have a pet, you know pet dander is a consistant battle. A quality, clean air filter will let you breathe easy. Increase the Life and Efficiency of Your System A dirty air filter is one of the biggest sources for system breakdowns. When your air filter is filthy your system has to work harder to do its job, which will be evident on your utility bills and it can also trigger your unit to overheat. Preventative maintenance such as air filter replacement will help to ensure that your system has a long, effective life. It’s always best to adhere to your filter provider’s recommendation on how often you should be changing your filter. Lennox presents the highest MERV filter available, which will live up to one year contingent on environments in the home. If you aren’t sure if it’s time to change your filter, we’re always available to answer any questions and help you keep your home comfortable this season and every season. Give our experts at AirTech Heating and Air Conditioning, LLC a call at 479-372-4304 or set up an appointment with us online.