Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016Preventative maintenance is crucial in keeping your system operating smoothly. This not only means receiving your annual maintenance check, but also inspecting your air filter. Your air filter is vital for keeping your system working efficiently and refining your home’s indoor air quality. As we’ll all be occupying more time indoors this season, there’s no better time to concentrate on improving your home’s indoor air quality. Changing out your air filter is a painless thing to do and there are many benefits such as: Improved Indoor Air Quality Air filters clean your air as it drifts through your house by catching contaminants. If someone in your home is experiencing allergies or asthma, an efficient air filter can do wonders 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 A filthy air filter is one of the primary sources for system breakdowns. When your air filter is filthy your system has to work tougher to do its job, which will appear on your utility bills and it can also cause your unit to overheat. Premptive maintenance such as air filter replacement will help to guarantee that your system has an extended, useful life. It’s always best to adhere to your filter provider’s advice on how often you should be changing your filter. Lennox offers the highest MERV filter available, which will live 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 accessible to answer any questions and help you keep your home cozy this season and throughout the year. Give our experts at Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc a call at 715-421-5555 or set up an appointment with us online.