Why you should replace your air filter this winter

December 13, 2016

Preemptive maintenance is key in making sure your system is working smoothly. This goes beyond getting your routine maintenance check, but also checking in on your air filter. Your air filter is imperative for keeping your system working efficiently and improving your home’s indoor air quality. Because many of us will be spending more time indoors this winter, there’s no better time to aim on refining the quality of air that is circulating within your house. Changing out your air filter is a simple chore and there are lots of paybacks such as:

Improved Indoor Air Quality
Air filters clean your air as it flows around your residence by trapping contaminants. If someone in your home is suffering from allergies or asthma, a new air filter can do great things for their health. And if you have a pet, you realize pet dander is a year-long concern. A quality, clean air filter will allow you to enjoy the air.

Expand the Life and Efficiency of Your System
An unclean air filter is one of the primary sources for system interruptions. When your air filter is unclean your system has to operate more to do its job, which will show on your utility costs and it can also trigger your unit to overheat. Anticipatory maintenance such as air filter replacement will go a long ways in ensuring that your system has a prolonged, useful life.

It’s always best to pursue your filter provider’s recommendation on how often you should be swapping your filter. Lennox offers the highest MERV filter available, which will last up to one year depending on circumstances in the home. If you would like more information on the benefits of replacing your air filter, we’re always available to answer any questions and help you keep your house comfy this season and every season. You can call our team at 505-445-1250 to schedule a visit to book an appointment.