Simple Reasons to Change your Furnace Filter
Fall is an important time to change your furnace filter. Over time, furnace filters get clogged with dust, pet dander, and other particles from your home, which make your furnace work harder during the winter. Fall is a good time to change your filter because even when your furnace isn’t being used, it still can collect dust and other particles. Plus, it’s a good time to start fresh before your furnace gets put into full use this winter.
Here are our top 3 simple reasons you should change your furnace filter this fall.
Keeps Costs Down:
- If you have a clogged filter, your furnace has to work harder. This means that more energy is being used to make your furnace work. This can cause your energy bill to increase over time. If you consistently change your furnace filter, you can save between 5 to 15 percent on your energy bill.
- If you or someone in your family suffers from asthma or allergies it’s very important that you change your furnace filter. Dirty air filters impact the quality of air in your home. Therefore, it can worsen your allergy and asthma symptoms. Changing your furnace filter is a simple fix that can help your allergy and asthma symptoms.
Extends the Life of you HVAC Unit:
- A common reason for an HVAC breakdown is a clogged furnace filter. If the air can’t pass through the system of your unit, it causes it to overheat and breakdown. This will cause your unit to need to be repaired or if you have an older unit, you may need to purchase a new unit. Replacing the filter is an easy way to lengthen the life of your heating system and prevent unwanted repairs/replacements.