Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016Premptive maintenance is important in keeping your system running well. This not only means getting your annual maintenance service, but also checking in on your air filter. Your air filter is critical for keeping your system working efficiently and improving 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 refining 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 house by catching contaminants. If someone in your home is suffering from allergies or asthma, an efficient air filter can do miracles for their health. And if you have a pet, you know pet dander is a consistant battle. A new, clean air filter will let you breathe easy. Increase the Life and Efficiency of Your System A filthy air filter is one of the biggest reasons 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. Preventative maintenance such as air filter replacement will help to guarantee that your system has an extended, useful life. It’s always best to pursue your filter provider’s suggestion on how often you should be exchanging your filter. Lennox sells the greatest MERV filter available, which will live up to one year contingent on environments 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 cozy this season and all-year long. Give our experts at Southern Heating & Cooling Inc. a call at 256-574-1300 or set up an appointment with us online.