Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016Anticipatory maintenance is important in keeping your system operating smoothly. This not only means receiving your annual maintenance service, but also examining your air filter. Your air filter is vital for keeping your system operating effectively and refining your home’s indoor air quality. As we’ll all be spending more time indoors this winter, there’s no better time to concentrate on refining your home’s indoor air quality. Exchanging out your air filter is an easy thing to do and there are many paybacks such as: Improved Indoor Air Quality Air filters clean your air as it moves through your residence by catching contaminants. If someone in your home is suffering from allergies or asthma, an efficient air filter can do wonders for their health. And if you have a pet, you know pet dander is a year-long battle. An efficient, clean air filter will allow you to breathe easy. Increase the Life and Efficiency of Your System A filthy air filter is one of the biggest sources for system breakdowns. When your air filter is filthy your system has to work harder to do its job, which will show on your utility bills and it can also cause your unit to overheat. Premptive maintenance such as air filter replacement will help to ensure that your system has an extended, useful life. It’s always best to adhere to your filter provider’s suggestion on how often you should be changing your filter. Lennox offers the best MERV filter available, which will live up to one year reliant on environments 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 cozy this season and every season. Give our experts at Danco Heating & Cooling a call at 715-356-7000 or set up an appointment with us online.