When it comes to your furnace, keeping it and your pocketbook happy is all about regular maintenance.
We say the number one way to keep you and your furnace smiling is by changing the filter.
You wouldn’t ignore changing the oil in your car, right? Then why would you ignore changing the filter in your furnace.
A filter is an effective way to improve the air quality in your home. A furnace heats up and recirculates the air in your home. A good filter stops many harmful particles so they don’t get blown around your home.
A filter should be replaced at least every 90 days. If you own one or more pets, then it should be replaced every month. Your air filter also needs to be replaced correctly. Insert it the wrong way and you can damage your furnace.
If a filter is not replaced, those particles build up and clog the flow of air.
A clogged filter can:
- Burn out the blower motor, which means the heated air won’t get distributed throughout your home.
- Damage the heat exchanger. A crack in your heat exchanger is one of the costliest things to fix. It can also release dangerous gases into the air of your home.
- Cost you hundreds of dollars in wasted energy as the furnace works harder than it needs to.
If you need help, call us today for information on choosing the best filter and any other advice you need. We’d love to help in any way we can.