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 tune-up, but also checking in on your air filter. Your air filter is critical for keeping your system operating well and improving your home’s indoor air quality. As we’ll all be occupying 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 simple thing to do and there are many benefits such as: Improved Indoor Air Quality Air filters clean your air as it moves through your house by confining 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 consistant battle. A quality, clean air filter will help you breathe easy. Increase the Life and Efficiency of Your System A dirty air filter is one of the leading causes of system breakdowns. When your air filter is filthy your system has to work harder to do its job, which will appear 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 an extended, 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 live 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 comfy this season and throughout the year. Give our experts at Abilene Air-Tech Inc a call at 325-692-5850 or set up an appointment with us online.