Why you should replace your air filter this winter

December 13, 2016

Anticipatory maintenance is important in making sure your system is running easily. This is more than receiving your regular maintenance check, but also examining your air filter. Your air filter is critical for keeping your system operating well and refining your home’s indoor air quality. Because many of us will be devoting more time indoors this season, there’s no better time to focus on refining your home’s indoor air quality. Changing out your air filter is a painless task and there are many benefits such as:

Increased Indoor Air Quality
Air filters clean your air as it drifts through your home by confining contaminants. If you have a family member enduring allergies or asthma, an efficient air filter can do miracles to minimize the symptoms or negative impact from poor air quality. And if you have a pet, you realize pet dander is a year-long battle. A new, clean air filter will allow you to breathe in better air.

Increase the Life and Efficiency of Your System
An unclean air filter is one of the primary sources for system failures. When your air filter is dirty your system has to run tougher to achieve results, which will show on your utility bills and it can also force your unit to overheat. Preventative maintenance such as air filter replacement will go a long ways in ensuring that your system has a long, efficient life.

It’s smart to follow your filter provider’s recommendation on how often you should be changing your filter. Lennox presents the highest MERV filter available, which will last up to one year contingent on conditions in the home. If you have concerns about your air filter, we’re always ready to answer any questions and help you keep your home comfy this season and every season. You can call our team at 361-265-4371 to schedule a visit to book an appointment.