Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016Anticipatory maintenance is key in keeping your system operating well. This not only means receiving your annual maintenance tune-up, but also inspecting your air filter. Your air filter is vital for keeping your system running effectively and improving your home’s indoor air quality. As we’ll all be occupying more time indoors this winter, there’s no better time to concentrate on improving your home’s indoor air quality. Swapping out your air filter is a painless thing to do and there are many benefits such as: Improved Indoor Air Quality Air filters clean your air as it drifts through your house by confining contaminants. If someone in your home is experiencing allergies or asthma, an efficient air filter can do miracles for their health. And if you have a pet, you know pet dander is a constant battle. A quality, clean air filter will let 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 dirty your system has to work more to do its job, which will be evident on your utility bills and it can also cause 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 adhere to your filter provider’s recommendation on how often you should be exchanging your filter. Lennox offers the highest MERV filter available, which will live up to one year depending on conditions in the home. If you aren’t sure if it’s time to replace your filter, we’re always available to answer any questions and help you keep your home comfy this season and all-year long. Give our experts at Craig's Appliance Heating & Cooling a call at 801-295-3357 or set up an appointment with us online.