Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016Preventative maintenance is important in keeping your system running well. This not only means getting your annual maintenance tune-up, but also examining your air filter. Your air filter is critical for keeping your system operating 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 focus 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 confining contaminants. If someone in your home is suffering from 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 allow you to breathe easy. Increase the Life and Efficiency of Your System A filthy air filter is one of the primary causes of system breakdowns. When your air filter is filthy your system has to work harder to do its job, which will show on your utility bills and it can also force your unit to overheat. Preventative maintenance such as air filter replacement will help to certify that your system has a long, efficient life. It’s always best to follow your filter provider’s advice on how often you should be swapping your filter. Lennox offers the best MERV filter available, which will endure 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 ready to answer any questions and help you keep your home comfortable this season and throughout the year. Give our experts at Anderson Heating & A/C a call at 775-882-8154 or set up an appointment with us online.