Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016Preventative maintenance is important in keeping your system operating well. This not only means remembering your annual maintenance tune-up, but also inspecting your air filter. Your air filter is imperative for keeping your system running effectively and improving your home’s indoor air quality. As we’ll all be occupying more time indoors this time of year, there’s no better time to aim on enhancing 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 flows through your home by confining contaminants. If someone in your home is enduring allergies or asthma, a quality air filter can do great things 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 dirty 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. Preventative 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 swapping your filter. Lennox presents the greatest MERV filter available, which will endure up to one year reliant on circumstances in the home. If you aren’t sure if it’s time to replace your filter, we’re always accessible to answer any questions and help you keep your home cozy this season and throughout the year. Give our experts at James Heating & A/C, Inc a call at 336-853-6070 or set up an appointment with us online.