Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016Preventative maintenance is important in keeping your system operating easily. This not only means getting your annual maintenance check, but also examining your air filter. Your air filter is critical for keeping your system operating efficiently and refining your home’s indoor air quality. As we’ll all be devoting more time indoors this winter, there’s no better time to focus on enhancing your home’s indoor air quality. Exchanging out your air filter is an easy thing to do and there are many paybacks such as: Improved Indoor Air Quality Air filters clean your air as it moves through your residence by catching contaminants. If someone in your home is experiencing 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 quality, clean air filter will allow you to breathe easy. Increase the Life and Efficiency of Your System A dirty air filter is one of the leading sources for system breakdowns. When your air filter is filthy your system has to work more 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 a prolonged, effective life. It’s always best to adhere to your filter provider’s suggestion on how often you should be swapping your filter. Lennox sells the highest MERV filter available, which will live up to one year contingent on conditions 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 comfortable this season and every season. Give our experts at Ben Maines Air Conditioning, Inc. a call at 903-758-0701 or set up an appointment with us online.