Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016Anticipatory maintenance is key in keeping your system operating easily. This not only means remembering your annual maintenance check, but also examining your air filter. Your air filter is critical for keeping your system working well and enhancing your home’s indoor air quality. As we’ll all be devoting more time indoors this winter, there’s no better time to focus 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 confining contaminants. If someone in your home is enduring 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 consistant battle. An efficient, clean air filter will allow you to breathe easy. Increase the Life and Efficiency of Your System A dirty air filter is one of the biggest reasons for system breakdowns. When your air filter is unclean your system has to work more to do its job, which will appear on your utility bills and it can also cause your unit to overheat. Premptive maintenance such as air filter replacement will help to guarantee that your system has a long, effective life. It’s always best to follow your filter provider’s advice on how often you should be changing your filter. Lennox presents the highest MERV filter available, which will last up to one year reliant on environments in the home. If you aren’t sure if it’s time to change your filter, we’re always accessible to answer any questions and help you keep your home cozy this season and every season. Give our experts at Garoken Energy Co. Inc. a call at 503-848-3838 or set up an appointment with us online.