Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016Anticipatory maintenance is crucial in keeping your system operating easily. This not only means remembering your annual maintenance service, but also inspecting your air filter. Your air filter is critical for keeping your system working effectively and refining your home’s indoor air quality. As we’ll all be spending more time indoors this season, there’s no better time to focus on enhancing your home’s indoor air quality. Swapping out your air filter is a painless thing to do and there are many advantages to it such as: Improved Indoor Air Quality Air filters clean your air as it drifts through your house 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 allow you to breathe easy. Increase the Life and Efficiency of Your System A dirty air filter is one of the primary 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. Premptive maintenance such as air filter replacement will help to certify that your system has a prolonged, effective life. It’s always best to follow your filter provider’s suggestion on how often you should be swapping your filter. Lennox presents the best MERV filter available, which will endure up to one year reliant 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 cozy this season and all-year long. Give our experts at Airtronic Heating & Cooling a call at 313-537-8111 or set up an appointment with us online.