Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016Preventative maintenance is key in keeping your system working easily. This not only means receiving your annual maintenance service, but also examining your air filter. Your air filter is critical for keeping your system working effectively and refining your home’s indoor air quality. As we’ll all be spending more time indoors this season, there’s no better time to focus on refining your home’s indoor air quality. Swapping 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 flows through your residence by trapping 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 help you breathe easy. Increase the Life and Efficiency of Your System A dirty air filter is one of the leading causes of system breakdowns. When your air filter is filthy your system has to work tougher to do its job, which will be evident 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 prolonged, efficient life. It’s always best to follow your filter provider’s recommendation on how often you should be changing your filter. Lennox sells the greatest MERV filter available, which will last 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 ready to answer any questions and help you keep your home cozy this season and all-year long. Give our experts at Quality Refrigeration a call at 410-355-6010 or set up an appointment with us online.