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Should I Replace My Furnace Filter Before Winter?

September 10th, 2018

Replace Furnace Filter

With the changing of the seasons comes a new phase for your furnace. Your furnace does almost all its hard work in the coldest months of the winter season, and making sure that it is properly maintained beforehand can help you keep things warm and toasty.

You should always change your furnace air filters before winter.

Let’s look at the reasons why:

Improved Airflow and Comfort

Your filters are responsible for removing particulate matter from air as it flows through your furnace. Airflow is one of the main determining factors in how efficient the whole system is. Since it ensures even and effective distribution of warm air throughout the home, it’ll provide the temperatures you want a lot faster, so you’re never stuck waiting for things to warm up.

Reduced Winter Heating Costs

When your air filters are in top condition, it means your system doesn’t have to run as long to heat up your space. One result of that is the fact that your furnace doesn’t have to cycle off and on nearly as much. Every time the system turns on, it draws a lot of power. Simply by leveling this out and having fewer cycles per day, you’ll end up saving a lot of money over the winter.

Cleaner, More Breathable Air

Indoor air pollution can be many times more serious than the air pollution outside. After all, the outside has plenty of fresh air and trees – Mother Nature’s lungs. Inside, everything depends on the ventilation properties of your home. By capturing small particles, your filters help you to control the spread of bacteria, eliminate allergens, and simply feel better.

Protection from Repair Bills

Although it looks simple on the outside, your furnace is a complex mechanical system. It has a wide range of parts, big and small, that all work together. Your air filters aren’t the largest, by any means, but dirty air filters put pressure on all of the surrounding components. That can cause other parts to blow out, creating repair bills far more expensive than a new filter would be.
Long story short, replacing your air filter in the winter is one of the best things you can do for the overall health of your furnace – and your family.

To find out more or consult the pros on your home furnace maintenance needs, contact us today. We look forward to helping you soon.

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