Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016Premptive maintenance is important in keeping your system working smoothly. This not only means receiving your annual maintenance service, but also inspecting your air filter. Your air filter is vital for keeping your system operating efficiently and enhancing your home’s indoor air quality. As we’ll all be spending more time indoors this time of year, there’s no better time to focus on refining your home’s indoor air quality. Swapping out your air filter is an easy thing to do and there are many benefits such as: Improved Indoor Air Quality Air filters clean your air as it moves through your home by catching contaminants. If someone in your home is enduring allergies or asthma, a new air filter can do miracles for their health. And if you have a pet, you know pet dander is a constant battle. A new, clean air filter will allow you to breathe easy. Increase the Life and Efficiency of Your System An unclean 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 be evident on your utility bills and it can also trigger your unit to overheat. Anticipatory maintenance such as air filter replacement will help to ensure that your system has a long, useful life. It’s always best to follow your filter provider’s recommendation on how often you should be changing your filter. Lennox sells the greatest MERV filter available, which will endure up to one year reliant on conditions in the home. If you aren’t sure if it’s time to replace your filter, we’re always available to answer any questions and help you keep your home comfortable this season and every season. Give our experts at O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 610-626-2540 or set up an appointment with us online.