Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016Premptive maintenance is important in keeping your system working smoothly. This not only means getting your annual maintenance check, but also checking in on your air filter. Your air filter is vital for keeping your system working well and refining your home’s indoor air quality. As we’ll all be occupying more time indoors this winter, there’s no better time to concentrate on enhancing your home’s indoor air quality. Swapping out your air filter is a painless 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 trapping contaminants. If someone in your home is enduring allergies or asthma, a new air filter can do wonders for their health. And if you have a pet, you know pet dander is a constant battle. A new, clean air filter will let you breathe easy. Increase the Life and Efficiency of Your System A filthy 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 show on your utility bills and it can also cause your unit to overheat. Preventative maintenance such as air filter replacement will help to ensure that your system has a long, useful life. It’s always best to follow your filter provider’s advice on how often you should be swapping your filter. Lennox offers the highest 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 available to answer any questions and help you keep your home cozy this season and every season. Give our experts at Assured Appliance and Heating & Air a call at 847-293-0047 or set up an appointment with us online.