Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016Premptive maintenance is crucial in keeping your system running smoothly. This not only means getting your annual maintenance service, but also examining your air filter. Your air filter is critical for keeping your system operating well and enhancing your home’s indoor air quality. As we’ll all be spending 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 simple thing to do and there are many paybacks such as: Improved Indoor Air Quality Air filters clean your air as it flows through your home by trapping contaminants. If someone in your home is enduring allergies or asthma, a quality air filter can do wonders 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 sources for system breakdowns. When your air filter is unclean your system has to work harder to do its job, which will show on your utility bills and it can also cause your unit to overheat. Anticipatory maintenance such as air filter replacement will help to ensure that your system has a long, effective life. It’s always best to pursue your filter provider’s suggestion on how often you should be changing your filter. Lennox sells the best MERV filter available, which will live up to one year depending on conditions 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 cozy this season and all-year long. Give our experts at Colvin's Inc a call at 816-630-2702 or set up an appointment with us online.