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Why You Should Monitor Your Furnace Filter All Year Long

Keep This Integral Piece Of Your Heating System In Good Shape!

change furnace filter new jerseyWith the recent wicked winter weather that has hit southern New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania, your furnace has finally been getting its expected workout.

And this is just the beginning of winter. Your furnace will be working hard all season to keep your home warm and comfortable. You can help ease the load off your furnace as it gets its job done by keeping an eye on the air filter.

How or why does monitoring your furnace’s filter matter? Here are five ways:

Extend The Life Of Your Heating System

A dirty air filter is one of the most common reasons for HVAC systems to fail. It’s one of the simplest pieces of the puzzle—but can cause a real headache if overlooked! If you don’t check your air filter regularly and change as needed, your furnace will have to overwork, and overstress, to keep your home warm.

That consistent overworking wears down your heating system over time, resulting in a shorter lifespan for your heating system.

Save Money On Repairs

When your furnace is overworked and wearing out, it’s more vulnerable to breaking down. You may end up with no-heat emergencies because of a furnace breakdown, and more frequent and more expensive repairs in-turn.

Reduce Your Energy Costs

That overworking of your heating system caused by a dirty air filter has another negative side effect: All that overwork means your furnace is using more energy, dropping its collective efficiency. That drives up your energy costs significantly. A new air filter is much less expensive that ignoring it altogether—when you’ll then see the issue arise in inflated monthly bills.

Keep Your Indoor Air Safer

Your furnace’s air filter helps you maintain good indoor air quality by controlling airborne allergens and microorganisms. But it stops being effective when it’s clogged.

Check your filter once a month (more frequently if you have pets or if someone in your home has allergies or a respiratory condition such as COPD or asthma) and change as needed.

Get Peace Of Mind

Let’s face it: 2020 has not been great for our peace of mind. By making sure you have a clean air filter doing its job, you don’t have to worry about your home’s air quality, or whether your furnace will be able to work at full strength on a frigid day.

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