Why you should replace your air filter this winter

December 13, 2016

Preventative maintenance is key in ensuring your system is working easily. This goes beyond receiving your annual maintenance check, but also checking in on your air filter. Your air filter is vital for keeping your system operating well and enhancing 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 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 trapping dirt and debris. If you have a family member experiencing allergies or asthma, a new air filter can do miracles to minimize the symptoms or negative impact from poor air quality. And if you have a pet, you understand pet dander is a constant concern. An efficient, clean air filter will let you enjoy the air.

Expand the Life and Efficiency of Your System
An unclean air filter is one of the primary reasons for system breakdowns. When your air filter is unclean your system has to work tougher to keep you warm, which will show on your utility costs 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 long, effective life.

It’s always best to adhere to your filter provider’s advice on how often you should be swapping your filter. Lennox offers the greatest MERV filter available, which will last up to one year reliant on circumstances in the home. If you have concerns about your air filter, our team is always available to answer any questions and help you keep your indoor space comfortable this season and throughout the year. Give our pros at Honke Heating & AC a call at 503-663-8033 to book an appointment with us..