Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016Premptive maintenance is crucial in keeping your system working smoothly. This not only means getting your annual maintenance tune-up, but also examining your air filter. Your air filter is vital for keeping your system running efficiently and enhancing your home’s indoor air quality. As we’ll all be devoting 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 flows through your house by catching contaminants. If someone in your home is suffering from 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 consistant battle. A new, clean air filter will help you breathe easy. Increase the Life and Efficiency of Your System A filthy air filter is one of the leading sources for system breakdowns. When your air filter is unclean your system has to work more to do its job, which will show on your utility bills and it can also force your unit to overheat. Anticipatory maintenance such as air filter replacement will help to ensure that your system has a prolonged, efficient life. It’s always best to pursue your filter provider’s advice on how often you should be exchanging your filter. Lennox presents the greatest MERV filter available, which will last up to one year depending 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 every season. Give our experts at Davis Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 540-483-5605 or set up an appointment with us online.