Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016Preventative maintenance is key in keeping your system operating easily. This not only means receiving your annual maintenance tune-up, but also examining your air filter. Your air filter is critical for keeping your system running efficiently and improving your home’s indoor air quality. As we’ll all be devoting more time indoors this season, there’s no better time to aim on improving 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 moves through your home by catching contaminants. If someone in your home is experiencing allergies or asthma, a quality air filter can do wonders for their health. And if you have a pet, you know pet dander is a constant battle. A new, clean air filter will let you breathe easy. Increase the Life and Efficiency of Your System An unclean air filter is one of the biggest reasons for system breakdowns. When your air filter is filthy your system has to work tougher to do its job, which will show on your utility bills and it can also cause your unit to overheat. Preventative maintenance such as air filter replacement will help to certify that your system has a prolonged, effective life. It’s always best to follow your filter provider’s suggestion on how often you should be exchanging your filter. Lennox presents the greatest MERV filter available, which will endure up to one year reliant 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 cozy this season and all-year long. Give our experts at Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 601-268-3486 or set up an appointment with us online.