Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016Preventative maintenance is important in keeping your system operating easily. This not only means receiving your annual maintenance tune-up, but also examining your air filter. Your air filter is imperative for keeping your system operating effectively and improving your home’s indoor air quality. As we’ll all be devoting more time indoors this time of year, there’s no better time to aim on refining your home’s indoor air quality. Exchanging out your air filter is a painless thing to do and there are many paybacks such as: Improved Indoor Air Quality Air filters clean your air as it drifts through your house by catching contaminants. If someone in your home is enduring allergies or asthma, a quality air filter can do miracles for their health. And if you have a pet, you know pet dander is a constant battle. A new, clean air filter will let you breathe easy. Increase the Life and Efficiency of Your System A filthy air filter is one of the leading reasons for system breakdowns. When your air filter is dirty your system has to work tougher to do its job, which will be evident on your utility bills and it can also force your unit to overheat. Anticipatory maintenance such as air filter replacement will help to certify that your system has an extended, efficient 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 endure 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 ready to answer any questions and help you keep your home cozy this season and all-year long. Give our experts at Campbell's Tempracure a call at 815-788-6283 or set up an appointment with us online.