Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016Premptive 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 operating efficiently and improving your home’s indoor air quality. As we’ll all be occupying more time indoors this winter, there’s no better time to aim on refining 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 home by confining contaminants. If someone in your home is enduring allergies or asthma, a new 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 allow you to breathe easy. Increase the Life and Efficiency of Your System A dirty air filter is one of the leading sources for system breakdowns. When your air filter is unclean your system has to work tougher to do its job, which will show on your utility bills and it can also cause your unit to overheat. Anticipatory maintenance such as air filter replacement will help to ensure that your system has a prolonged, useful life. It’s always best to follow your filter provider’s advice on how often you should be exchanging your filter. Lennox sells the best MERV filter available, which will live up to one year contingent on conditions in the home. If you aren’t sure if it’s time to change 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 Custom Air Systems Inc a call at 772-335-3232 or set up an appointment with us online.