Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016Premptive maintenance is key in keeping your system working well. This not only means receiving your annual maintenance tune-up, but also examining your air filter. Your air filter is imperative for keeping your system running well and refining your home’s indoor air quality. As we’ll all be spending more time indoors this season, there’s no better time to aim on improving your home’s indoor air quality. Exchanging out your air filter is an easy thing to do and there are many advantages to it such as: Improved Indoor Air Quality Air filters clean your air as it drifts through your residence by confining contaminants. If someone in your home is suffering from allergies or asthma, a quality air filter can do miracles for their health. And if you have a pet, you know pet dander is a consistant battle. An efficient, 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 causes of system breakdowns. When your air filter is unclean your system has to work tougher to do its job, which will be evident on your utility bills and it can also force your unit to overheat. Preventative maintenance such as air filter replacement will help to certify that your system has a long, efficient life. It’s always best to pursue your filter provider’s suggestion on how often you should be exchanging your filter. Lennox offers the highest MERV filter available, which will live up to one year contingent on circumstances 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 comfy this season and every season. Give our experts at PWA Heating & Cooling Inc a call at 815-768-6656 or set up an appointment with us online.