Sep 28, 2020
Clean air inside your home is as easy as replacing your filter. Here’s what you need to know.
Let’s face it, replacing the filters in your home commonly get overlooked or even forgotten. When they go bad, they are not as noticeable as other appliances are when needing to be replaced. However, they can cause real damage to your living space if left unchecked.
As winter approaches it may be time to check the filters on your HVAC system. More specifically, your furnace. Here are some quick tips to keep in mind when checking your furnace and AC filters.
Replacing your furnace filter will help your system run smoother. Clogged air filters can contain dust (as well as other allergens) that make your HVAC system work twice as hard. This means a higher energy bill may be a result.
Dirty or worn filters allow allergens such as dust, pet dander and even mold to continue circulating throughout your home. Subjecting your family to toxins that could irritate those with asthma, allergies, or other respiratory concerns. Replacing your filter with a clean one will cut down on all of these while circulating clean air through your home.
Clogged filters mean your system works harder to keep your home warm in the winter. It also means your system could burn out before it is time. Checking your furnace filter consistently will help mitigate any issues and help extend the lifespan of your HVAC system.
Changing the filters in your furnace will ultimately depend on how much demand is being placed on your system. During the winter months, using your furnace everyday means you will most likely need to replace your filter more often (especially 1 inch filters). The same applies for the opposite as well. If you use your furnace less frequently, then replacing your filters may be less frequent. Of course, it also depends on the type of filter you have too. According to HVAC experts a good rule of thumb is to check (and replace) your filters every other month.
If you have questions about when and how to replace your furnace (or AC) filters, reach out to an HVAC expert who can point you in the right direction. Clean air inside your home is vital to not only your HVAC system but also for your family. A clean filter will cut down on the amount of dust and dander while keeping your home clean.
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Interested in learning more about how air filtration? Listen and Learn on the 10 Minute Tips podcast where Austin and Mick talk about filters and what you should be looking for to keep air in your home fresh.