Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016Anticipatory maintenance is important in keeping your system working well. This not only means receiving your annual maintenance check, but also checking in on your air filter. Your air filter is critical for keeping your system operating efficiently and improving your home’s indoor air quality. As we’ll all be spending more time indoors this time of year, there’s no better time to aim on enhancing your home’s indoor air quality. Exchanging out your air filter is a simple thing to do and there are many benefits such as: Improved Indoor Air Quality Air filters clean your air as it moves through your home by catching contaminants. If someone in your home is suffering from allergies or asthma, an efficient air filter can do great things for their health. And if you have a pet, you know pet dander is a year-long battle. A new, clean air filter will allow you to breathe easy. Increase the Life and Efficiency of Your System A filthy air filter is one of the biggest sources for system breakdowns. When your air filter is filthy your system has to work more to do its job, which will appear on your utility bills and it can also force your unit to overheat. Premptive maintenance such as air filter replacement will help to certify that your system has an extended, effective life. It’s always best to pursue your filter provider’s suggestion on how often you should be swapping your filter. Lennox presents the highest MERV filter available, which will endure up to one year contingent on environments in the home. If you aren’t sure if it’s time to replace your filter, we’re always ready to answer any questions and help you keep your home cozy this season and every season. Give our experts at Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc a call at 251-471-2674 or set up an appointment with us online.