Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016Anticipatory maintenance is crucial in keeping your system running well. This not only means getting your annual maintenance tune-up, but also inspecting your air filter. Your air filter is imperative for keeping your system running well and refining your home’s indoor air quality. As we’ll all be devoting more time indoors this winter, there’s no better time to aim on refining your home’s indoor air quality. Changing out your air filter is a painless thing to do and there are many advantages to it 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, an efficient 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 allow you to 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 appear on your utility bills and it can also cause your unit to overheat. Anticipatory maintenance such as air filter replacement will help to guarantee that your system has a prolonged, effective life. It’s always best to adhere to your filter provider’s recommendation on how often you should be exchanging your filter. Lennox sells the greatest MERV filter available, which will endure up to one year depending on circumstances in the home. If you aren’t sure if it’s time to swap out your filter, we’re always ready to answer any questions and help you keep your home comfy this season and every season. Give our experts at Brian’s Heating & Cooling, Inc. a call at 559-675-1681 or set up an appointment with us online.