A filter change is one of the easiest and simplest tasks you can do to keep your furnace running at its best. Clean filters reduce wear and tear on your furnace and can save you money on your heating bills.
Here are some reasons why changing your furnace filter regularly will benefit you and your furnace:
- Improved furnace efficiency: Clean filters improve the airflow in your heating system. A neglected filter blocks this airflow and makes your furnace work harder to keep up with heating demands. Your furnace experiences additional wear and tear, which could lead to unexpected breakdowns and repairs.
- Better health for your and your family: Furnace filters trap dust, pollen, mold, bacteria and other particles that could end up in your home’s air. Clean filters catch and hold more of these contaminants. This cuts down on possible respiratory problems and reduces aggravation of medical conditions such as asthma and allergies.
- Decreases in heating bills: Clean filters lead to more efficient furnace operation. Since the furnace runs better, less fuel is used to heat your house and less energy is wasted. These two factors can add up to significant savings on your heating bills.
To help remind you when it’s time to change your furnace filter, consider installing an air filter change indicator. This gauge is installed between the furnace blower and filter, where it detects drops in system pressure caused by dirt accumulating in the filter. When the pressure reaches a calibrated level, the indicator arrow shows you it’s time to change the filter.
For information on furnace filter maintenance, contact us at (503) 266-1249. We have more than 35 years of experience delivering reliable HVAC services to customers in the Portland metro area.