Want your furnace to run as efficiently as possible? Change the furnace filter regularly. This simple monthly chore will make your HVAC system run as efficiently as possible, as well as improve the indoor air quality of your home.
How the Furnace Filter Works
The furnace filter serves as a barrier, removing the dust and allergens circulated through the air in your home. Over time, that dust and debris will clog up the filter. This makes your HVAC system work harder to effectively circulate the air in your home and that can increase your energy costs. When you change the furnace filter, you ensure that your HVAC system doesn’t have to work harder to circulate air in your home. This, in turn, lowers energy bills.
Extend the Life of Your System
Not only does changing the air filter lower energy bills, but it also extends the life of your HVAC system. When the system can’t pass air through a dirty filter, the motor has to work harder. This can lead to overheating and premature failure of the system. The solution is easy, though. Simply change the filter regularly to avoid this problem and extend the life of your system.
Timing of Filter Changes
How often should you change the furnace filter? The answer varies depending on the size of your home, amount of debris and type of filter. A good rule of thumb is to check the filter every month and replace it when it’s dirty, and at least every three months.
Change the furnace filter to keep your home’s air breathable and your HVAC system healthy. Learn more about other indoor air quality solutions available from Gartner Heating & Cooling or contact us today at 847-448-0596.