Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016Preventative maintenance is crucial in keeping your system working smoothly. This not only means getting your annual maintenance check, but also checking in on your air filter. Your air filter is critical for keeping your system running well and refining your home’s indoor air quality. As we’ll all be devoting more time indoors this season, there’s no better time to concentrate on improving your home’s indoor air quality. Changing out your air filter is an easy thing to do and there are many paybacks such as: Improved Indoor Air Quality Air filters clean your air as it moves through your house by trapping contaminants. If someone in your home is enduring allergies or asthma, an efficient air filter can do wonders for their health. And if you have a pet, you know pet dander is a constant battle. An efficient, clean air filter will let you breathe easy. Increase the Life and Efficiency of Your System A dirty air filter is one of the primary sources for system breakdowns. When your air filter is unclean your system has to work harder to do its job, which will be evident on your utility bills and it can also force your unit to overheat. Anticipatory maintenance such as air filter replacement will help to ensure that your system has a prolonged, useful life. It’s always best to pursue your filter provider’s recommendation on how often you should be exchanging your filter. Lennox presents the best MERV filter available, which will endure up to one year depending on environments in the home. If you aren’t sure if it’s time to swap out your filter, we’re always ready to answer any questions and help you keep your home comfortable this season and all-year long. Give our experts at Ocean Air Conditioning a call at 949-525-9119 or set up an appointment with us online.