The colder it gets, the more our homes use their HVAC system, which means the faster the furnace filter needs to be changed! Dirt and debris accumulate in your filter which makes it harder for air to pass through and requires your furnace to work increasingly harder just to function at normal capacity.
Furthermore, this build-up can cause very expensive repairs or even furnace replacement. A clogged furnace filter can also increase your monthly utility bills because of the extra energy being used. Changing your filter regularly is an inexpensive solution to avoid a clogged filter that runs your furnace down.
A furnace filter’s purpose is to keep all sorts of contaminants out of the air you breathe. A clogged filter can’t do that, so instead you and your family end up breathing these contaminants.
Depending on the type of filter, size of the house, how often the HVAC system is used, and if you have pets at home, the filter should be changed every 1-2 months. During the heating season, we recommend inspecting your filter every month and change it every two months. However, more changes are recommended if you have pets or immunocompromised family members.
Check your filter and if it has a visible coating of dirt covering most of the filter’s surface, it is time to change it!
1️. The easier it is on the HVAC system and the longer it'll last.
2️. Lower heating bills.
3️. Better air quality inside your homes.
If you have any questions at all or need assistance please give us a call. We would love to assist you and best of all we offer FREE home assessments!