Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016Anticipatory maintenance is key in keeping your system working well. This not only means receiving your annual maintenance check, but also inspecting your air filter. Your air filter is imperative for keeping your system working effectively and refining 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 aim on improving your home’s indoor air quality. Exchanging out your air filter is a simple thing to do and there are many benefits 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 suffering from allergies or asthma, a quality air filter can do great things for their health. And if you have a pet, you know pet dander is a constant battle. A new, clean air filter will allow you to breathe easy. Increase the Life and Efficiency of Your System A dirty air filter is one of the biggest sources for system breakdowns. When your air filter is filthy your system has to work more to do its job, which will show on your utility bills and it can also cause your unit to overheat. Preventative maintenance such as air filter replacement will help to ensure that your system has a long, efficient life. It’s always best to pursue your filter provider’s advice on how often you should be swapping your filter. Lennox sells the highest MERV filter available, which will endure up to one year reliant on conditions in the home. If you aren’t sure if it’s time to change your filter, we’re always ready to answer any questions and help you keep your home comfy this season and all-year long. Give our experts at Premier HVAC Services LLC a call at 717-597-9900 or set up an appointment with us online.