Why you should replace your air filter this winter

December 13, 2016

Anticipatory maintenance is crucial in making sure your system is running smoothly. This is more than receiving your routine maintenance tune-up, but also checking in on your air filter. Your air filter is vital for keeping your system operating well and refining your home’s indoor air quality. Because many of us will be spending more time indoors this time of year, there’s no better time to aim on refining the quality of air in the home. Exchanging out your air filter is an easy task and there are several benefits such as:

Increased Indoor Air Quality
Air filters clean your air as it drifts through your house by trapping dirt and debris. If a member of your household is experiencing allergies or asthma, a new air filter can do wonders for their health. And if you have a pet, you realize pet dander is a year-long challenge. 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 biggest causes of system interruptions. When your air filter is unclean your system has to operate more to do its job, which will be evident on your utility bills and it can also force your unit to overheat. Preventative maintenance such as air filter replacement will help to guarantee that your system has a prolonged, efficient life.

It’s wise to pursue your filter provider’s advice on how often you should be swapping your filter. Lennox sells the best MERV filter available, which will endure up to one year depending on conditions in the home. If you would like additionals information on the benefits of replacing your air filter, our experts are always accessible to answer any questions and help you keep your home comfy this season and all-year long. Give our technicans at Stanford Heating & Cooling a call at 812-825-8695 to arrange an appointment with us..