Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016Anticipatory maintenance is crucial in keeping your system operating smoothly. This not only means remembering your annual maintenance service, but also inspecting your air filter. Your air filter is vital for keeping your system working efficiently and refining your home’s indoor air quality. As we’ll all be occupying more time indoors this winter, there’s no better time to concentrate on improving your home’s indoor air quality. Exchanging 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 residence by catching contaminants. If someone in your home is suffering from allergies or asthma, a new air filter can do wonders for their health. And if you have a pet, you know pet dander is a consistant battle. An efficient, clean air filter will help you breathe easy. Increase the Life and Efficiency of Your System An unclean air filter is one of the leading reasons for system breakdowns. When your air filter is unclean your system has to work harder to do its job, which will show 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 prolonged, useful life. It’s always best to pursue your filter provider’s recommendation on how often you should be swapping your filter. Lennox presents the best MERV filter available, which will last up to one year contingent 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 Falls Mechanical Services LLC a call at 406-761-7283 or set up an appointment with us online.