Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016Premptive maintenance is important in keeping your system working smoothly. This not only means receiving your annual maintenance check, but also checking in on your air filter. Your air filter is vital for keeping your system working well and enhancing your home’s indoor air quality. As we’ll all be occupying more time indoors this winter, there’s no better time to aim on refining your home’s indoor air quality. Exchanging 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 residence by trapping contaminants. If someone in your home is suffering from allergies or asthma, a new air filter can do miracles for their health. And if you have a pet, you know pet dander is a year-long battle. An efficient, clean air filter will allow you to breathe easy. Increase the Life and Efficiency of Your System A filthy air filter is one of the biggest reasons for system breakdowns. When your air filter is filthy your system has to work more to do its job, which will be evident on your utility bills and it can also trigger your unit to overheat. Anticipatory maintenance such as air filter replacement will help to guarantee that your system has a prolonged, effective life. It’s always best to adhere to your filter provider’s recommendation on how often you should be swapping your filter. Lennox sells the best MERV filter available, which will endure 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 accessible to answer any questions and help you keep your home comfortable this season and throughout the year. Give our experts at American Premier Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 818-370-7266 or set up an appointment with us online.