Why you should replace your air filter this winter

December 13, 2016

Preventative maintenance is key in keeping your system is working smoothly. This not only means remembering your annual 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 refining the quality of air that is flowing within your house. Swapping out your air filter is a simple thing to do and there are several benefits such as:

Increased Indoor Air Quality
Air filters clean your air as it drifts throughout your residence by confining pollutants. If someone in your home is experiencing allergies or asthma, a new air filter can do great things for their health. And if you have a pet, you understand pet dander is a year-long challenge. A quality, clean air filter will allow you to breathe in better air.

Increase the Life and Efficiency of Your System
A filthy air filter is one of the biggest reasons for system breakdowns. When your air filter is unclean your system has to work harder to keep you warm, which will show on your utility costs and it can also trigger your unit to overheat. Anticipatory maintenance such as air filter replacement will go a long ways in ensuring 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 last up to one year depending on environments in the home. If you aren’t sure if it’s time to swap out your filter, our experts are always ready to answer any questions and help you keep your indoor space cozy this season and all-year long. Give our technicans at Western Mechanical, Inc. a call at 435-753-5515 to set up an appointment with us..