Why you should replace your air filter this winter12/13/2016Preventative maintenance is crucial in keeping your system running well. This not only means getting your annual maintenance check, but also examining your air filter. Your air filter is imperative for keeping your system working effectively 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 focus on improving your home’s indoor air quality. Swapping 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 drifts through your home by trapping contaminants. If someone in your home is suffering from allergies or asthma, an efficient air filter can do great things for their health. And if you have a pet, you know pet dander is a constant battle. A quality, clean air filter will help 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 unclean your system has to work more to do its job, which will show on your utility bills and it can also cause your unit to overheat. Premptive maintenance such as air filter replacement will help to ensure that your system has a prolonged, 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 conditions in the home. If you aren’t sure if it’s time to replace your filter, we’re always available to answer any questions and help you keep your home comfortable this season and all-year long. Give our experts at Forster Heating a call at 530-885-8081 or set up an appointment with us online.