Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016Anticipatory maintenance is important in keeping your system working smoothly. This not only means receiving your annual maintenance service, 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 devoting more time indoors this time of year, there’s no better time to focus on improving your home’s indoor air quality. Exchanging out your air filter is an easy thing to do and there are many advantages to it such as: Improved Indoor Air Quality Air filters clean your air as it moves through your residence by confining contaminants. If someone in your home is experiencing allergies or asthma, a new air filter can do wonders for their health. And if you have a pet, you know pet dander is a year-long battle. A quality, clean air filter will let you breathe easy. Increase the Life and Efficiency of Your System A filthy air filter is one of the primary causes of 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 an extended, efficient life. It’s always best to adhere to your filter provider’s recommendation on how often you should be exchanging your filter. Lennox presents the highest MERV filter available, which will endure up to one year contingent on environments 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 cozy this season and throughout the year. Give our experts at Custom Sheetmetal & Roofing, Inc. a call at 785-357-6200 or set up an appointment with us online.