Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016Premptive maintenance is crucial in keeping your system operating well. This not only means remembering your annual maintenance service, but also inspecting your air filter. Your air filter is imperative for keeping your system running well and improving your home’s indoor air quality. As we’ll all be devoting more time indoors this season, there’s no better time to concentrate on improving your home’s indoor air quality. Exchanging out your air filter is a simple thing to do and there are many paybacks such as: Improved Indoor Air Quality Air filters clean your air as it drifts through your residence by catching contaminants. If someone in your home is suffering from allergies or asthma, an efficient air filter can do great things for their health. And if you have a pet, you know pet dander is a year-long 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 primary sources for system breakdowns. When your air filter is dirty your system has to work tougher to do its job, which will appear on your utility bills and it can also force your unit to overheat. Preventative maintenance such as air filter replacement will help to guarantee that your system has a prolonged, useful life. It’s always best to adhere to your filter provider’s advice on how often you should be changing your filter. Lennox sells the best MERV filter available, which will endure up to one year contingent on conditions in the home. If you aren’t sure if it’s time to swap out your filter, we’re always accessible to answer any questions and help you keep your home comfortable this season and throughout the year. Give our experts at Energy Upgrades, Inc. a call at 626-478-2922 or set up an appointment with us online.