Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016Preventative maintenance is crucial in keeping your system operating smoothly. This not only means getting your annual maintenance service, but also checking in on your air filter. Your air filter is critical for keeping your system operating efficiently and enhancing 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 concentrate on refining 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 residence by catching contaminants. If someone in your home is experiencing allergies or asthma, an efficient air filter can do great things for their health. And if you have a pet, you know pet dander is a consistant battle. A quality, 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 primary causes of system breakdowns. When your air filter is dirty your system has to work tougher to do its job, which will appear on your utility bills and it can also force your unit to overheat. Anticipatory maintenance such as air filter replacement will help to ensure that your system has an extended, useful life. It’s always best to pursue your filter provider’s suggestion on how often you should be exchanging your filter. Lennox sells the best MERV filter available, which will endure up to one year depending on conditions 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 comfy this season and all-year long. Give our experts at Central Aire Heating & A/C Inc a call at 318-747-4965 or set up an appointment with us online.