Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016Anticipatory maintenance is crucial in keeping your system working smoothly. This not only means remembering your annual maintenance service, but also checking in on your air filter. Your air filter is critical for keeping your system running efficiently and enhancing your home’s indoor air quality. As we’ll all be spending more time indoors this time of year, there’s no better time to concentrate on refining your home’s indoor air quality. Exchanging 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 residence by trapping contaminants. If someone in your home is experiencing 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 allow you to breathe easy. Increase the Life and Efficiency of Your System An unclean air filter is one of the biggest causes of system breakdowns. When your air filter is dirty your system has to work more to do its job, which will appear on your utility bills and it can also cause your unit to overheat. Preventative maintenance such as air filter replacement will help to ensure that your system has a prolonged, useful life. It’s always best to follow your filter provider’s advice on how often you should be exchanging your filter. Lennox sells the greatest 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 replace your filter, we’re always ready to answer any questions and help you keep your home comfortable this season and every season. Give our experts at Knoechel Heating Company a call at 724-452-6280 or set up an appointment with us online.