Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016Premptive maintenance is important in keeping your system operating smoothly. This not only means remembering your annual maintenance service, but also examining your air filter. Your air filter is imperative for keeping your system operating effectively and enhancing your home’s indoor air quality. As we’ll all be spending more time indoors this time of year, there’s no better time to concentrate on improving your home’s indoor air quality. Changing 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 moves through your residence by catching contaminants. If someone in your home is suffering from allergies or asthma, an efficient air filter can do wonders for their health. And if you have a pet, you know pet dander is a constant battle. A quality, 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 causes of 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 force your unit to overheat. Anticipatory maintenance such as air filter replacement will help to guarantee that your system has a long, useful life. It’s always best to pursue your filter provider’s advice on how often you should be swapping your filter. Lennox offers the highest MERV filter available, which will live up to one year depending on environments in the home. If you aren’t sure if it’s time to replace your filter, we’re always ready to answer any questions and help you keep your home comfy this season and every season. Give our experts at Air Patrol Air Conditioning & Heating of Texas a call at 214-261-0034 or set up an appointment with us online.