Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016Preventative maintenance is crucial in keeping your system running well. This not only means getting your annual maintenance check, but also examining your air filter. Your air filter is vital for keeping your system operating effectively and refining your home’s indoor air quality. As we’ll all be spending more time indoors this season, there’s no better time to aim on refining your home’s indoor air quality. Changing out your air filter is a simple thing to do and there are many benefits such as: Improved Indoor Air Quality Air filters clean your air as it drifts through your home by trapping contaminants. If someone in your home is suffering from allergies or asthma, an efficient air filter can do great things 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 primary sources for system breakdowns. When your air filter is unclean your system has to work harder to do its job, which will be evident 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, 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 greatest 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 swap out your filter, we’re always available to answer any questions and help you keep your home comfortable this season and every season. Give our experts at Main Heating & Cooling, Inc. a call at 586-731-0950 or set up an appointment with us online.