Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016Anticipatory maintenance is key in keeping your system operating well. This not only means receiving your annual maintenance tune-up, but also examining your air filter. Your air filter is vital for keeping your system working effectively and improving your home’s indoor air quality. As we’ll all be spending more time indoors this winter, 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 flows through your residence by trapping contaminants. If someone in your home is experiencing allergies or asthma, a new air filter can do miracles for their health. And if you have a pet, you know pet dander is a constant battle. An efficient, clean air filter will allow you to breathe easy. Increase the Life and Efficiency of Your System A filthy air filter is one of the primary 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 trigger your unit to overheat. Anticipatory maintenance such as air filter replacement will help to guarantee that your system has an extended, effective life. It’s always best to pursue your filter provider’s recommendation on how often you should be exchanging your filter. Lennox offers the highest MERV filter available, which will live up to one year depending on environments in the home. If you aren’t sure if it’s time to replace your filter, we’re always available to answer any questions and help you keep your home comfortable this season and throughout the year. Give our experts at B & B Heating & Cooling a call at 314-838-9800 or set up an appointment with us online.