Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016Preventative maintenance is crucial in keeping your system working well. This not only means getting your annual maintenance service, but also examining your air filter. Your air filter is critical for keeping your system working efficiently and improving 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 refining your home’s indoor air quality. Swapping out your air filter is a painless thing to do and there are many advantages to it 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 enduring allergies or asthma, an efficient air filter can do wonders for their health. And if you have a pet, you know pet dander is a consistant battle. A quality, clean air filter will allow you to breathe easy. Increase the Life and Efficiency of Your System A filthy air filter is one of the biggest causes of system breakdowns. When your air filter is dirty your system has to work harder to do its job, which will show 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, efficient life. It’s always best to follow your filter provider’s recommendation on how often you should be changing your filter. Lennox sells the best MERV filter available, which will endure up to one year depending on conditions in the home. If you aren’t sure if it’s time to replace your filter, we’re always accessible to answer any questions and help you keep your home comfy this season and every season. Give our experts at KDM Service Corporation a call at 205-758-2703 or set up an appointment with us online.