Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016Preventative maintenance is key in keeping your system working well. This not only means remembering your annual maintenance check, but also checking in on your air filter. Your air filter is vital for keeping your system operating well and improving 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 improving your home’s indoor air quality. Swapping out your air filter is an easy thing to do and there are many benefits such as: Improved Indoor Air Quality Air filters clean your air as it drifts through your house by confining contaminants. If someone in your home is experiencing allergies or asthma, a new air filter can do miracles for their health. And if you have a pet, you know pet dander is a constant battle. A new, 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 biggest sources for system breakdowns. When your air filter is filthy your system has to work more to do its job, which will show on your utility bills and it can also cause your unit to overheat. Anticipatory maintenance such as air filter replacement will help to guarantee that your system has a long, effective life. It’s always best to adhere to your filter provider’s recommendation on how often you should be changing your filter. Lennox sells the highest MERV filter available, which will endure up to one year depending on environments 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 comfortable this season and throughout the year. Give our experts at Freed Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 309-762-3641 or set up an appointment with us online.