Why you should replace your air filter this winter Posted December 13, 2016 Preemptive maintenance is important in keeping your system is working smoothly. This is more than getting your routine 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 the quality of air that is circulating within your house. Swapping out your air filter is a painless chore and there are lots of paybacks such as: Enhanced Indoor Air Quality Air filters clean your air as it moves through your residence by trapping contaminants. If you have a family member 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 understand pet dander is a constant challenge. A new, clean air filter will let you breathe in better air. Increase the Life and Efficiency of Your System A filthy air filter is one of the leading causes of system failures. When your air filter is filthy your system has to run harder to do its job, which will show on your energy costs and it can also cause your unit to overheat. Preventative maintenance such as air filter replacement will go a long ways in ensuring 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 would like further information on the benefits of replacing your air filter, our experts are always available to answer any questions and help you keep your indoor space cozy this season and every season. You can call our pros at 847-306-8990 to schedule a visit to book an appointment.