Why you should replace your air filter this winter

December 13, 2016

Preemptive maintenance is important in keeping your system is working easily. This goes beyond receiving your regular maintenance service, but also inspecting your air filter. Your air filter is critical for keeping your system operating well and enhancing 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 improving your home’s indoor air quality. Swapping out your air filter is an easy chore and there are several paybacks such as:

Enhanced Indoor Air Quality
Air filters clean your air as it flows through your house by trapping contaminants. If someone in your home is suffering from allergies or asthma, a new air filter can do miracles to help assist with managing the symptoms. And if you have a pet, you realize pet dander is a constant battle. An efficient, clean air filter will allow you to enjoy the air.

Expand the Life and Efficiency of Your System
A dirty air filter is one of the leading reasons for system failures. When your air filter is unclean your system has to operate more to keep you warm, which will be evident on your energy costs and it can also trigger your unit to overheat. Preventative maintenance such as air filter replacement will aid in making sure 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 sells the best MERV filter available, which will last up to one year contingent on environments in the home. If you have concerns about your air filter, our team is always ready to answer any questions and help you keep your home comfy this season and all-year long. You can call our team at 631-737-5566 to schedule a visit to book an appointment.