Why you should replace your air filter this winter

December 13, 2016

Anticipatory maintenance is key in making sure your system is running smoothly. This not only means receiving your routine maintenance service, but also examining your air filter. Your air filter is critical for keeping your system operating efficiently and enhancing your home’s indoor air quality. Because many of us will be spending more time indoors this time of year, there’s no better time to aim on enhancing the quality of air in the home. Swapping out your air filter is an easy thing to do and there are many advantages to it such as:

Enhanced Indoor Air Quality
Air filters clean your air as it moves around your residence by catching dirt and debris. If someone in your home is experiencing allergies or asthma, a quality air filter can do wonders to minimize the symptoms or negative impact from poor air quality. And if you have a pet, you understand pet dander is a consistant concern. A quality, clean air filter will help you breathe easy.

Extend the Life and Efficiency of Your System
A filthy air filter is one of the biggest sources for system failures. When your air filter is unclean your system has to operate tougher to do its job, which will be evident on your energy costs and it can also force your unit to overheat. Preventative maintenance such as air filter replacement will help to guarantee that your system has a prolonged, efficient life.

It’s wise to pursue your filter provider’s recommendation on how often you should be swapping your filter. Lennox sells the highest MERV filter available, which will live up to one year reliant on environments in the home. If you have concerns about your air filter, we’re always ready to answer any questions and help you keep your house cozy this season and throughout the year. Give our experts at Brookwood Inc a call at 641-316-9803 to book an appointment with us..