Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016Preventative maintenance is crucial in keeping your system working smoothly. This not only means receiving your annual maintenance check, but also inspecting your air filter. Your air filter is imperative for keeping your system operating efficiently and improving your home’s indoor air quality. As we’ll all be spending more time indoors this season, there’s no better time to focus on refining your home’s indoor air quality. Swapping 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 confining 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 constant 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 biggest sources for system breakdowns. When your air filter is unclean 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 an extended, efficient life. It’s always best to adhere to your filter provider’s advice on how often you should be changing your filter. Lennox offers the highest MERV filter available, which will last up to one year contingent on environments 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 comfy this season and throughout the year. Give our experts at Gordon Air Conditioning a call at 850-682-5509 or set up an appointment with us online.