Just like your air conditioning system, your heating system relies on air intake to function properly. If your air filters are clogged or dirty, it will impact your system’s performance. That means that you need to clean or replace your air filters regularly. Some air filters are replaceable. You dispose of replaceable filters and replace them with a new filter. A more environmentally friendly option is reusable filters, which you can clean and replace in your system. If you have reusable filters, they should come with specific cleaning instructions. If you do not have those instructions, give us a call. We are happy to tell you how to clean your reusable filters properly.
People ask us how often they should replace or clean their filters. The answer depends on your household. The more dirt, grime, dust, and hair that comes into your house, the more often you need to replace filters. One of our customers has nine pets in their house- they need to replace filters approximately every three weeks. Some of our customers only need to replace their filters every 3 or 3 months. Your HVAC system may have an indicator light on your thermostat that will come on when your filter needs to be changed. If not, you can perform a visual inspection of the filter. If the filter looks dusty and dirty, it is time to change it!
Ready to improve safety and efficiency? Schedule your furnace maintenance today. We can come out, inspect your system, and get it optimized for your usage patterns and household. With some easy tweaks, we can help you keep your house warm and cozy this winter while still helping you save money on your fuel bills. Like our service? Consider getting one of our maintenance packages.