Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016Preventative maintenance is key in keeping your system working easily. This not only means getting your annual maintenance service, but also inspecting your air filter. Your air filter is imperative for keeping your system running efficiently and improving your home’s indoor air quality. As we’ll all be occupying more time indoors this time of year, there’s no better time to focus on improving your home’s indoor air quality. Exchanging out your air filter is a painless thing to do and there are many paybacks such as: Improved Indoor Air Quality Air filters clean your air as it moves through your home by confining contaminants. If someone in your home is experiencing 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 constant battle. An efficient, clean air filter will let you breathe easy. Increase the Life and Efficiency of Your System An unclean air filter is one of the biggest sources for system breakdowns. When your air filter is unclean 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. Premptive maintenance such as air filter replacement will help to guarantee that your system has a prolonged, efficient life. It’s always best to pursue your filter provider’s suggestion on how often you should be swapping your filter. Lennox offers the greatest MERV filter available, which will last up to one year depending on circumstances in the home. If you aren’t sure if it’s time to swap out 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 All Seasons Comfort Systems Inc a call at 417-739-4606 or set up an appointment with us online.