Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016Premptive maintenance is key in keeping your system operating easily. This not only means getting your annual maintenance tune-up, but also inspecting your air filter. Your air filter is vital for keeping your system working effectively and refining your home’s indoor air quality. As we’ll all be devoting more time indoors this time of year, there’s no better time to aim 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 flows through your house by trapping contaminants. If someone in your home is enduring 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 consistant battle. A new, clean air filter will let you breathe easy. Increase the Life and Efficiency of Your System A dirty air filter is one of the biggest causes of system breakdowns. When your air filter is filthy your system has to work tougher to do its job, which will be evident on your utility bills and it can also force your unit to overheat. Premptive maintenance such as air filter replacement will help to certify that your system has a long, effective life. It’s always best to adhere to your filter provider’s suggestion on how often you should be swapping your filter. Lennox presents the greatest 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 comfortable this season and throughout the year. Give our experts at Polestar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 913-432-3342 or set up an appointment with us online.