Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016Anticipatory maintenance is important in keeping your system operating easily. This not only means getting your annual maintenance tune-up, but also checking in on your air filter. Your air filter is critical for keeping your system operating well and refining your home’s indoor air quality. As we’ll all be occupying more time indoors this winter, there’s no better time to concentrate 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 flows through your residence by trapping contaminants. If someone in your home is experiencing allergies or asthma, a quality air filter can do miracles for their health. And if you have a pet, you know pet dander is a year-long battle. A new, clean air filter will help you breathe easy. Increase the Life and Efficiency of Your System A filthy air filter is one of the primary reasons for system breakdowns. When your air filter is unclean your system has to work more 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 ensure 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 offers the greatest 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 ready to answer any questions and help you keep your home cozy this season and every season. Give our experts at Hammack Service Company a call at 972-669-9192 or set up an appointment with us online.