Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016Anticipatory maintenance is important in keeping your system running smoothly. This not only means remembering your annual maintenance service, but also inspecting your air filter. Your air filter is imperative for keeping your system working efficiently and enhancing 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 concentrate on refining your home’s indoor air quality. Swapping 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 home by catching contaminants. If someone in your home is enduring 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 let you breathe easy. Increase the Life and Efficiency of Your System An unclean air filter is one of the leading sources for system breakdowns. When your air filter is dirty your system has to work harder to do its job, which will show on your utility bills and it can also force your unit to overheat. Premptive maintenance such as air filter replacement will help to ensure that your system has an extended, efficient life. It’s always best to pursue your filter provider’s suggestion on how often you should be changing your filter. Lennox sells the highest MERV filter available, which will last up to one year reliant on circumstances in the home. If you aren’t sure if it’s time to change your filter, we’re always accessible to answer any questions and help you keep your home comfortable this season and all-year long. Give our experts at Bormida Mechanical Services Inc a call at 217-210-2662 or set up an appointment with us online.