Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016Anticipatory maintenance is key in keeping your system working well. This not only means remembering your annual maintenance check, but also examining your air filter. Your air filter is critical for keeping your system running 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 aim on improving your home’s indoor air quality. Swapping out your air filter is a painless 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 home by confining contaminants. If someone in your home is enduring allergies or asthma, an efficient air filter can do miracles for their health. And if you have a pet, you know pet dander is a constant battle. A quality, clean air filter will help you breathe easy. Increase the Life and Efficiency of Your System A dirty air filter is one of the primary sources for system breakdowns. When your air filter is unclean your system has to work 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 certify that your system has a long, useful life. It’s always best to pursue your filter provider’s recommendation on how often you should be exchanging your filter. Lennox presents the best 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 available to answer any questions and help you keep your home cozy this season and throughout the year. Give our experts at Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 760-784-9034 or set up an appointment with us online.