Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016Anticipatory maintenance is crucial in keeping your system running well. This not only means getting your annual maintenance tune-up, but also inspecting your air filter. Your air filter is critical for keeping your system working effectively and refining your home’s indoor air quality. As we’ll all be spending more time indoors this time of year, there’s no better time to aim on improving your home’s indoor air quality. Exchanging 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 drifts through your residence by trapping 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 year-long battle. A new, clean air filter will let you breathe easy. Increase the Life and Efficiency of Your System A filthy air filter is one of the leading causes of system breakdowns. When your air filter is filthy your system has to work tougher to do its job, which will be evident on your utility bills and it can also trigger your unit to overheat. Preventative maintenance such as air filter replacement will help to guarantee that your system has an extended, effective life. It’s always best to adhere to your filter provider’s suggestion on how often you should be changing your filter. Lennox sells the highest MERV filter available, which will live up to one year contingent on environments in the home. If you aren’t sure if it’s time to change your filter, we’re always ready to answer any questions and help you keep your home comfy this season and all-year long. Give our experts at Red Dog Cooling, Heating, & Plumbing a call at 302-436-2922 or set up an appointment with us online.