Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016Premptive maintenance is crucial in keeping your system operating well. This not only means remembering your annual maintenance tune-up, but also examining your air filter. Your air filter is critical for keeping your system operating efficiently 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 paybacks such as: Improved Indoor Air Quality Air filters clean your air as it flows through your home by trapping contaminants. If someone in your home is experiencing allergies or asthma, a quality air filter can do wonders for their health. And if you have a pet, you know pet dander is a constant battle. A new, clean air filter will help you breathe easy. Increase the Life and Efficiency of Your System An unclean air filter is one of the primary reasons for system breakdowns. When your air filter is unclean your system has to work tougher to do its job, which will appear on your utility bills and it can also cause your unit to overheat. Premptive maintenance such as air filter replacement will help to ensure 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 reliant on conditions in the home. If you aren’t sure if it’s time to swap out 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 Point Heating & Cooling a call at 715-345-1979 or set up an appointment with us online.