Why you should replace your air filter this winter

December 13, 2016

Preventative maintenance is crucial in ensuring your system is running well. This not only means remembering your annual maintenance check, but also inspecting your air filter. Your air filter is vital for keeping your system running efficiently and refining your home’s indoor air quality. Because many of us will be occupying more time indoors this time of year, there’s no better time to concentrate on refining your home’s indoor air quality. Swapping out your air filter is a simple task and there are many advantages to it such as:

Enhanced Indoor Air Quality
Air filters clean your air as it drifts throughout your home by trapping dirt and debris. If someone in your home is experiencing 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 know pet dander is a constant concern. An efficient, clean air filter will allow you to breathe in better air.

Extend the Life and Efficiency of Your System
A filthy air filter is one of the primary sources for system interruptions. When your air filter is unclean your system has to work harder to do its job, which will be evident on your energy costs and it can also trigger your unit to overheat. Anticipatory maintenance such as air filter replacement will help to certify that your system has a prolonged, effective life.

It’s smart to pursue your filter provider’s recommendation on how often you should be exchanging your filter. Lennox sells the highest MERV filter available, which will last up to one year reliant on circumstances in the home. If you would like further information on the benefits of replacing your air filter, our team is always accessible to answer any questions and help you keep your house cozy this season and throughout the year. You can call our team at 540-369-3790 to schedule a visit to book an appointment.