Changing your furnace filter is an easily overlooked part of saving money on fuel costs. Many people think it’s too hard to change them or have to call a heating specialist in to do that, when in reality it is very easy to do.
Why you should change your furnace filter
First of all, what is the purpose of a furnace filter? A forced air system blows the air from the furnace through the ducts through out your home, providing heat in the winter and cold air in the summer. To help the circulation, there is a return vent that pumps air back into the unit. A filter catches dirt, dust, pet dander and pollen helps to keep the house clean. As time goes by, the filter becomes dirty and needs to be replaced. When you have a dirty filter, this causes your furnace to work harder and inefficiently. Since it is working harder, you’ll be using more energy and will be wasting money. This is because the filter is dirty and clogged and it is harder for the furnace to move the air. Overworking your furnace like this could possibly cause the blower motor to wear out prematurely. Then you will be facing a huge bill preparing your furnace when it all could have been prevented by something changing your filter monthly.
Now you know the reasons for changing your filters regularly.
- Furnaces work more efficiently and save you money.
- Prevent premature wear and tear on blower motor. Your furnace will last longer.
- Will rid your house of floating dust particles, pollen and pet dander, making your home cleaner.
- You can buy furnace filters in bulk, thereby saving money.
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