Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016Anticipatory maintenance is crucial in keeping your system operating well. This not only means receiving your annual maintenance service, but also inspecting your air filter. Your air filter is imperative for keeping your system running efficiently and enhancing your home’s indoor air quality. As we’ll all be occupying more time indoors this time of year, there’s no better time to focus on enhancing your home’s indoor air quality. Exchanging out your air filter is a painless thing to do and there are many advantages to it such as: Improved Indoor Air Quality Air filters clean your air as it moves through your house by trapping contaminants. If someone in your home is experiencing 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 constant battle. A quality, clean air filter will let you breathe easy. Increase the Life and Efficiency of Your System An unclean air filter is one of the biggest reasons for system breakdowns. When your air filter is dirty your system has to work more to do its job, which will appear on your utility bills and it can also trigger your unit to overheat. Preventative maintenance such as air filter replacement will help to guarantee that your system has a long, effective life. It’s always best to adhere to your filter provider’s recommendation on how often you should be swapping your filter. Lennox sells the best MERV filter available, which will last up to one year contingent on environments 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 throughout the year. Give our experts at Durable Service a call at 308-995-8177 or set up an appointment with us online.