Why you should replace your air filter this winter

Anticipatory maintenance is key in keeping your system is operating well. This not only means receiving your routine 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. It’s likely quite a few of us will be spending more time indoors this winter, there’s no better time to focus on improving the quality of air in the home. Exchanging out your air filter is a painless chore and there are several paybacks such as:

Enhanced Indoor Air Quality
Air filters clean your air as it flows through your residence by trapping contaminants. If a member of your household is experiencing allergies or asthma, a new air filter can do miracles to help assist with managing the symptoms. And if you have a pet, you understand pet dander is a constant concern. An efficient, clean air filter will allow you to breathe easy.

Extend the Life and Efficiency of Your System
A filthy air filter is one of the primary sources for system failures. When your air filter is unclean your system has to operate more to keep you warm, 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 have concerns about your air filter, our team is always available to answer any questions and help you keep your home comfortable this season and throughout the year. You can call our pros at 314-325-7552 to schedule a visit to book an appointment.

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