May 26, 2015
Air filtration in your home is important. While you may only start to think about your furnace filter as you notice more dust around the house or your allergies kick up, you should be changing your filter long before this happens. Why wait until you require costly furnace repairs?
Your replacement frequency depends on the type of filter you have installed. Some filters can last as long as six months, while others need monthly replacements. The size of your home and overall air quality can change those timeframes too.
For example, in a larger home, even with a six-month filter, you may have to replace the furnace filter more frequently because more air is moving through it. If you have pets, you will need to change your furnace filter twice as often, because pet dander can clog a filter. Ignoring this will ultimately result in expensive furnace repair or even replacement of the unit.
Whether you are using heating or air conditioning, frequent replacement of your air filter matters to indoor air quality. In the winter and summer, when your air conditioning unit or furnace are working their hardest, you should replace monthly.
The most important reasons why you should replace your air filter include:
Always Plumbing & Heating is your local heating and cooling expert in the Edmonton, Sherwood Park and St. Albert areas. We can help you with routine furnace maintenance and repair as well as make adjustments to your system and improve indoor air quality. Learn more about our furnace repair services. Call us at 780-489-8118 or contact us online.