Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016Premptive maintenance is key in keeping your system running easily. This not only means receiving your annual maintenance tune-up, but also examining your air filter. Your air filter is critical for keeping your system working effectively and improving your home’s indoor air quality. As we’ll all be occupying more time indoors this time of year, there’s no better time to concentrate on refining your home’s indoor air quality. Changing out your air filter is a simple 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 house by confining 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 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 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. Premptive maintenance such as air filter replacement will help to guarantee that your system has a long, effective life. It’s always best to pursue your filter provider’s recommendation on how often you should be changing your filter. Lennox presents the best MERV filter available, which will endure up to one year reliant on environments in the home. If you aren’t sure if it’s time to swap out your filter, we’re always ready to answer any questions and help you keep your home cozy this season and every season. Give our experts at Strine's Heating & A/C Inc a call at 717-755-4127 or set up an appointment with us online.