Why you should replace your air filter this winter

December 13, 2016

Anticipatory maintenance is key in making sure your system is running smoothly. This goes beyond getting your annual maintenance service, but also examining your air filter. Your air filter is imperative for keeping your system operating well and enhancing your home’s indoor air quality. As we’ll all be occupying more time indoors this season, there’s no better time to focus on enhancing the quality of air in the home. Swapping out your air filter is a painless task and there are lots of benefits such as:

Increased Indoor Air Quality
Air filters clean your air as it moves around your home by confining contaminants. If someone in your home is enduring allergies or asthma, a new air filter can do miracles to help assist with managing the symptoms. And if you have a pet, you understand pet dander is a consistant challenge. A quality, clean air filter will allow you to breathe in better air.

Expand the Life and Efficiency of Your System
An unclean air filter is one of the biggest causes of system breakdowns. When your air filter is filthy your system has to operate more 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 go a long ways in ensuring that your system has a prolonged, useful life.

It’s wise to adhere to your filter provider’s advice on how often you should be swapping your filter. Lennox sells the highest MERV filter available, which will last up to one year reliant on circumstances in the home. If you would like further information on the benefits of replacing your air filter, our team is always available to answer any questions and help you keep your home cozy this season and throughout the year. Give our pros at Aggressive Mechanical a call at 732-806-5536 to book an appointment with us..