Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016Premptive maintenance is crucial in keeping your system working well. This not only means remembering your annual maintenance service, but also checking in on your air filter. Your air filter is vital for keeping your system running well and improving your home’s indoor air quality. As we’ll all be spending more time indoors this winter, there’s no better time to concentrate on enhancing your home’s indoor air quality. Exchanging 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, an efficient 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 dirty air filter is one of the biggest reasons for system breakdowns. When your air filter is dirty your system has to work more to do its job, which will be evident on your utility bills and it can also force your unit to overheat. Preventative maintenance such as air filter replacement will help to ensure that your system has a prolonged, useful life. It’s always best to adhere to your filter provider’s suggestion on how often you should be swapping your filter. Lennox sells the best MERV filter available, which will live up to one year contingent on environments 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 comfortable this season and all-year long. Give our experts at WM J Kraus & Son a call at 319-524-3714 or set up an appointment with us online.