Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016Preventative maintenance is key in keeping your system running well. This not only means remembering your annual maintenance tune-up, but also checking in on your air filter. Your air filter is critical for keeping your system working well and refining 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. Changing 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 drifts through your house by trapping contaminants. If someone in your home is suffering from allergies or asthma, a new air filter can do great things for their health. And if you have a pet, you know pet dander is a year-long 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 leading reasons for system breakdowns. When your air filter is dirty your system has to work harder to do its job, which will show on your utility bills and it can also force your unit to overheat. Preventative maintenance such as air filter replacement will help to certify that your system has a long, useful life. It’s always best to pursue your filter provider’s advice on how often you should be swapping your filter. Lennox sells the best MERV filter available, which will live up to one year depending on conditions in the home. If you aren’t sure if it’s time to change your filter, we’re always available to answer any questions and help you keep your home cozy this season and all-year long. Give our experts at Alan Heating Air Conditioning, Inc. a call at 630-833-1100 or set up an appointment with us online.