Why you should replace your air filter this winter

December 13, 2016

Anticipatory maintenance is important in making sure your system is working well. This goes beyond receiving your annual maintenance check, but also inspecting your air filter. Your air filter is critical for keeping your system operating efficiently and improving your home’s indoor air quality. It’s likely quite a few of us will be spending more time indoors this time of year, there’s no better time to aim on enhancing your home’s indoor air quality. Changing out your air filter is a simple chore and there are many benefits such as:

Enhanced Indoor Air Quality
Air filters clean your air as it moves throughout your home by catching dirt and debris. If you have a family member experiencing allergies or asthma, an efficient air filter can do great things for their health. And if you have a pet, you understand pet dander is a year-long battle. A new, clean air filter will help you breathe easy.

Extend the Life and Efficiency of Your System
A filthy air filter is one of the biggest sources for system failures. When your air filter is filthy your system has to run more to achieve results, which will appear on your energy costs and it can also force your unit to overheat. Premptive maintenance such as air filter replacement will go a long ways in ensuring that your system has a long, effective life.

It’s wise to follow your filter provider’s suggestion on how often you should be swapping your filter. Lennox presents the best MERV filter available, which will endure up to one year depending on environments in the home. If you would like more information on the benefits of replacing your air filter, our experts are always ready to answer any questions and help you keep your home cozy this season and every season. Give our experts at Farnell Mechanical, Inc. a call at 334-524-2458 to book an appointment with us..