Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016Premptive maintenance is important in keeping your system operating smoothly. This not only means receiving your annual maintenance service, but also examining your air filter. Your air filter is imperative for keeping your system working effectively and enhancing your home’s indoor air quality. As we’ll all be occupying more time indoors this season, there’s no better time to concentrate 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 flows through your house by trapping contaminants. If someone in your home is experiencing 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 allow you to breathe easy. Increase the Life and Efficiency of Your System A dirty air filter is one of the leading reasons for system breakdowns. When your air filter is dirty your system has to work more to do its job, which will appear on your utility bills and it can also trigger your unit to overheat. Anticipatory maintenance such as air filter replacement will help to ensure that your system has an extended, effective life. It’s always best to adhere to your filter provider’s recommendation on how often you should be exchanging your filter. Lennox offers the highest MERV filter available, which will live up to one year contingent on circumstances 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 comfortable this season and throughout the year. Give our experts at Desert Suns Heating & Cooling a call at 505-994-9176 or set up an appointment with us online.