Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016Preventative maintenance is important in keeping your system working easily. This not only means receiving your annual maintenance check, but also examining your air filter. Your air filter is critical for keeping your system running well and improving your home’s indoor air quality. As we’ll all be spending more time indoors this season, there’s no better time to focus on refining your home’s indoor air quality. Changing out your air filter is a painless thing to do and there are many paybacks such as: Improved Indoor Air Quality Air filters clean your air as it flows through your residence by trapping contaminants. If someone in your home is suffering from 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 quality, 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 leading causes of system breakdowns. When your air filter is unclean your system has to work harder to do its job, which will appear on your utility bills and it can also cause your unit to overheat. Anticipatory maintenance such as air filter replacement will help to guarantee that your system has an extended, effective life. It’s always best to pursue your filter provider’s recommendation on how often you should be changing your filter. Lennox sells the highest MERV filter available, which will last up to one year contingent on circumstances in the home. If you aren’t sure if it’s time to replace your filter, we’re always ready to answer any questions and help you keep your home comfy this season and throughout the year. Give our experts at Von Deylen Plumbing & Heating Inc. a call at 419-592-4756 or set up an appointment with us online.