Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016Premptive maintenance is crucial in keeping your system working smoothly. This not only means receiving your annual maintenance tune-up, but also checking in on your air filter. Your air filter is critical for keeping your system working well and enhancing your home’s indoor air quality. As we’ll all be devoting more time indoors this winter, there’s no better time to concentrate on refining 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 moves through your home by catching contaminants. If someone in your home is experiencing 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 quality, clean air filter will let you breathe easy. Increase the Life and Efficiency of Your System An unclean air filter is one of the leading causes of system breakdowns. When your air filter is unclean your system has to work harder to do its job, which will be evident on your utility bills and it can also trigger your unit to overheat. Premptive maintenance such as air filter replacement will help to guarantee that your system has an extended, efficient life. It’s always best to pursue your filter provider’s advice on how often you should be exchanging your filter. Lennox offers the highest MERV filter available, which will last up to one year depending on environments in the home. If you aren’t sure if it’s time to swap out your filter, we’re always accessible to answer any questions and help you keep your home comfortable this season and every season. Give our experts at Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 801-969-7088 or set up an appointment with us online.