Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016Premptive maintenance is crucial in keeping your system working smoothly. This not only means receiving your annual maintenance service, but also checking in on your air filter. Your air filter is critical for keeping your system operating efficiently and improving your home’s indoor air quality. As we’ll all be occupying more time indoors this season, there’s no better time to focus on improving your home’s indoor air quality. Changing out your air filter is a simple thing to do and there are many benefits such as: Improved Indoor Air Quality Air filters clean your air as it flows through your residence 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 consistant battle. A quality, clean air filter will let you breathe easy. Increase the Life and Efficiency of Your System A dirty air filter is one of the primary reasons for system breakdowns. When your air filter is filthy your system has to work harder to do its job, which will appear 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 an extended, useful life. It’s always best to pursue your filter provider’s suggestion on how often you should be changing your filter. Lennox sells the greatest MERV filter available, which will endure up to one year depending 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 Kowalski Heating & Cooling a call at 724-745-7404 or set up an appointment with us online.