Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016Premptive maintenance is important in keeping your system operating 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 devoting more time indoors this season, there’s no better time to concentrate on refining your home’s indoor air quality. Swapping 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 moves through your house by confining contaminants. If someone in your home is enduring allergies or asthma, a quality 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 allow you to breathe easy. Increase the Life and Efficiency of Your System An unclean air filter is one of the primary sources for system breakdowns. When your air filter is unclean your system has to work tougher to do its job, which will be evident on your utility bills and it can also cause your unit to overheat. Preventative maintenance such as air filter replacement will help to certify that your system has an extended, efficient life. It’s always best to pursue your filter provider’s suggestion on how often you should be swapping your filter. Lennox presents the greatest MERV filter available, which will endure up to one year reliant on conditions 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 cozy this season and throughout the year. Give our experts at Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC a call at 513-275-3601 or set up an appointment with us online.