Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016Anticipatory maintenance is key in keeping your system running easily. This not only means getting your annual maintenance service, but also checking in on your air filter. Your air filter is critical for keeping your system operating efficiently 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 focus on enhancing your home’s indoor air quality. Exchanging out your air filter is an easy 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 trapping contaminants. If someone in your home is suffering from allergies or asthma, a quality air filter can do great things for their health. And if you have a pet, you know pet dander is a consistant battle. An efficient, clean air filter will help you breathe easy. Increase the Life and Efficiency of Your System An unclean air filter is one of the leading reasons 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. Anticipatory maintenance such as air filter replacement will help to certify that your system has an extended, useful life. It’s always best to pursue your filter provider’s advice on how often you should be swapping your filter. Lennox sells the best MERV filter available, which will endure up to one year contingent on conditions 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 comfy this season and all-year long. Give our experts at Olde Towne Heating & Air a call at 843-856-1433 or set up an appointment with us online.