Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016Preventative maintenance is important in keeping your system running smoothly. 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 running effectively and improving your home’s indoor air quality. As we’ll all be devoting more time indoors this season, there’s no better time to concentrate on refining your home’s indoor air quality. Swapping 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 moves through your house by trapping contaminants. If someone in your home is enduring 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. An efficient, clean air filter will help you breathe easy. Increase the Life and Efficiency of Your System A dirty air filter is one of the leading reasons for system breakdowns. When your air filter is filthy your system has to work harder to do its job, which will be evident on your utility bills and it can also trigger your unit to overheat. Premptive maintenance such as air filter replacement will help to ensure that your system has a long, efficient life. It’s always best to adhere to your filter provider’s recommendation on how often you should be swapping your filter. Lennox offers the greatest MERV filter available, which will endure up to one year depending on circumstances in the home. If you aren’t sure if it’s time to change your filter, we’re always ready to answer any questions and help you keep your home cozy this season and all-year long. Give our experts at MPC Heating & Cooling a call at 308-432-5301 or set up an appointment with us online.