Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016Preventative maintenance is important in keeping your system working easily. 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 efficiently and improving your home’s indoor air quality. As we’ll all be occupying more time indoors this season, there’s no better time to aim on refining your home’s indoor air quality. Swapping out your air filter is a simple 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 home by catching contaminants. If someone in your home is suffering from allergies or asthma, an efficient air filter can do miracles for their health. And if you have a pet, you know pet dander is a year-long battle. A quality, clean air filter will let you breathe easy. Increase the Life and Efficiency of Your System A dirty air filter is one of the leading causes of system breakdowns. When your air filter is dirty your system has to work harder to do its job, which will appear on your utility bills and it can also force your unit to overheat. Premptive maintenance such as air filter replacement will help to ensure that your system has a long, useful life. It’s always best to pursue your filter provider’s advice on how often you should be changing your filter. Lennox presents the highest MERV filter available, which will live up to one year contingent on circumstances 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 comfortable this season and all-year long. Give our experts at Branson HVAC, LLC a call at 417-544-4430 or set up an appointment with us online.