Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016Premptive maintenance is key in keeping your system working 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 working effectively and improving your home’s indoor air quality. As we’ll all be occupying more time indoors this winter, there’s no better time to concentrate on enhancing your home’s indoor air quality. Exchanging out your air filter is an easy thing to do and there are many advantages to it such as: Improved Indoor Air Quality Air filters clean your air as it moves through your residence by trapping contaminants. If someone in your home is enduring allergies or asthma, a new 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 let you breathe easy. Increase the Life and Efficiency of Your System An unclean air filter is one of the biggest reasons for system breakdowns. When your air filter is filthy your system has to work harder 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 long, effective life. It’s always best to pursue your filter provider’s suggestion on how often you should be exchanging your filter. Lennox sells the highest MERV filter available, which will live up to one year contingent on environments in the home. If you aren’t sure if it’s time to change your filter, we’re always available to answer any questions and help you keep your home cozy this season and throughout the year. Give our experts at Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 432-333-2208 or set up an appointment with us online.