When was the last time you checked your furnace’s air filter?
Your furnace has been working hard this winter, laboring day and night to keep your northern New Jersey home warm and comfortable.
One consequence of your heating equipment running all-out like that is that your furnace’s air filters are also working day and night to remove hair, dust and other particles from the constantly cycling air in your home. It’s important to not forget to check your furnace filters! In the midst of winter, you should check them about every month or so.
Here’s why: when an air filter gets blocked, it traps heated air before it has a chance to flow into your home. That means your furnace will have to overwork to do its job – a condition that can lead to short, and long-term, problems, including:
- Higher bills –Operating your system with dirty filters can cost you far more money than the filters themselves.
- Less comfort – When your filter is blocked, warm air won’t circulate as well – which means your home won’t be as cozy as it could be.
- Unnecessary repairs – Over time, an overworked heating system will wear down, leading to an unnecessary (and possibly costly) heating system service.
The good news is you can avoid many of these problems simply by checking your furnace filter once a month during heating season. It takes less than five minutes to do, and replacement filters are generally fairly inexpensive.
See your owner’s manual to learn how to check your filter – if you have any problems, just call us!
Check your filter once a month to avoid unnecessary repairs and premature breakdowns. If your furnace (or boiler) isn’t working as well as you think it should, contact us today for service – we will figure out the problem so you stay safe and warm the rest of the winter season!