Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016Preventative maintenance is important in keeping your system working smoothly. This not only means receiving your annual maintenance service, but also checking in on your air filter. Your air filter is vital for keeping your system working well and enhancing your home’s indoor air quality. As we’ll all be devoting more time indoors this winter, there’s no better time to concentrate on improving your home’s indoor air quality. Changing 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 flows through your home by trapping contaminants. If someone in your home is suffering from allergies or asthma, a quality air filter can do miracles for their health. And if you have a pet, you know pet dander is a constant battle. A quality, 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 leading causes of 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. Anticipatory maintenance such as air filter replacement will help to certify that your system has an extended, useful life. It’s always best to follow your filter provider’s recommendation on how often you should be exchanging your filter. Lennox offers the greatest MERV filter available, which will endure up to one year depending on circumstances 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 comfy this season and all-year long. Give our experts at Pinnacle HVAC LLC a call at 708-301-0170 or set up an appointment with us online.