Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016Preventative maintenance is key in keeping your system running well. This not only means receiving your annual maintenance tune-up, but also examining your air filter. Your air filter is imperative for keeping your system operating effectively and enhancing your home’s indoor air quality. As we’ll all be devoting more time indoors this season, there’s no better time to focus on enhancing your home’s indoor air quality. Exchanging out your air filter is a painless thing to do and there are many paybacks such as: Improved Indoor Air Quality Air filters clean your air as it flows through your home 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 know pet dander is a consistant battle. A quality, clean air filter will allow you to 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 force your unit to overheat. Preventative maintenance such as air filter replacement will help to guarantee that your system has a prolonged, effective life. It’s always best to adhere to your filter provider’s advice on how often you should be swapping your filter. Lennox sells the highest MERV filter available, which will endure up to one year contingent on circumstances in the home. If you aren’t sure if it’s time to swap out your filter, we’re always ready to answer any questions and help you keep your home cozy this season and throughout the year. Give our experts at Superior Comfort Systems a call at 828-775-5176 or set up an appointment with us online.