Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016Preventative maintenance is important in keeping your system working easily. This not only means getting your annual maintenance service, but also checking in on your air filter. Your air filter is imperative for keeping your system working well and enhancing your home’s indoor air quality. As we’ll all be spending more time indoors this season, there’s no better time to concentrate on refining your home’s indoor air quality. Exchanging out your air filter is a painless thing to do and there are many paybacks such as: Improved Indoor Air Quality Air filters clean your air as it drifts through your house by confining contaminants. If someone in your home is enduring 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 constant battle. An efficient, 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 causes of 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 cause your unit to overheat. Anticipatory maintenance such as air filter replacement will help to guarantee that your system has a long, useful life. It’s always best to pursue your filter provider’s suggestion on how often you should be exchanging your filter. Lennox presents the highest MERV filter available, which will last up to one year depending 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 every season. Give our experts at Klaus & Sons Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 909-982-5698 or set up an appointment with us online.