Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016Preventative maintenance is important in keeping your system working well. This not only means remembering your annual maintenance service, but also checking in on your air filter. Your air filter is imperative for keeping your system working efficiently and enhancing your home’s indoor air quality. As we’ll all be devoting more time indoors this season, there’s no better time to concentrate on enhancing your home’s indoor air quality. Exchanging out your air filter is an easy 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 catching contaminants. If someone in your home is enduring 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. An efficient, clean air filter will let you breathe easy. Increase the Life and Efficiency of Your System A dirty air filter is one of the primary sources for system breakdowns. When your air filter is dirty your system has to work more to do its job, which will show 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 swapping your filter. Lennox offers the highest MERV filter available, which will live 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 cozy this season and all-year long. Give our experts at B&D Air Conditioning a call at 928-432-6018 or set up an appointment with us online.