Why you should replace your air filter this winter

December 13, 2016

Preventative maintenance is crucial in ensuring your system is working easily. This is more than receiving your regular maintenance service, but also inspecting your air filter. Your air filter is critical for keeping your system working effectively and refining your home’s indoor air quality. As we’ll all be devoting more time indoors this time of year, there’s no better time to focus on refining the quality of air in the home. Swapping out your air filter is a painless thing to do and there are many paybacks such as:

Increased Indoor Air Quality
Air filters clean your air as it flows throughout your residence by confining contaminants. If someone in your home is enduring allergies or asthma, a new air filter can do wonders to minimize the symptoms or negative impact from poor air quality. And if you have a pet, you know pet dander is a constant battle. A new, clean air filter will let you breathe easy.

Extend the Life and Efficiency of Your System
An unclean air filter is one of the biggest reasons for system interruptions. When your air filter is unclean your system has to work harder to do its job, which will be evident on your utility bills and it can also force your unit to overheat. Anticipatory maintenance such as air filter replacement will aid in making sure that your system has a prolonged, effective life.

It’s smart to adhere to your filter provider’s advice on how often you should be swapping your filter. Lennox sells the highest MERV filter available, which will endure up to one year contingent on environments in the home. If you would like more information on the benefits of replacing your air filter, we’re always ready to answer any questions and help you keep your indoor space comfy this season and every season. You can call our team at 570-648-0748 to schedule a visit to book an appointment.