Before Cold Sets in, Think About Your Furnace Filter!

By September 24, 2012 April 2nd, 2015 Heating, Residential


As you get your house ready for the upcoming winter, there are several things you need to keep in mind. One component of your heating system you need to think about is the state of your furnace filter. Do not make the mistake of thinking that once the tanks are filled and the furnace has had its yearly cleaning that you are all done thinking about your heating system for the season. You need to keep the status of your furnace filters in mind.

The filter used for your furnace may vary depending on the type and the size of the furnace you have. The proper size furnace filter can last for a month or up to three months. Your furnace filter will surely be replaced during the yearly cleaning and service; but it may be up to you to replace it in the heart of the winter. While it is a fairly easy job, you need to be sure of the type and size you need. Ask your High Performance Heating professional technician for the details and the instructions while we are there cleaning your furnace for the season. The filters themselves are fairly inexpensive, but if you have any trepidation about taking on the job yourself, our technicians can take care of your furnace filter needs affordably and safely.

You may wonder why you even need to replace the furnace filter frequently at all. The filter acts to basically keep unseen particles, dust, and debris from getting into the furnace. These particles, while small, can cause a lot of damage over time. If the particles build up inside of the furnace, it needs to work harder to heat your home. When the furnace works harder, the efficiency rating goes down. This means you are literally paying more for the furnace to heat your home. Keeping a clean furnace is a simple and very affordable way to save you money over the course of the winter. A clean furnace filter also helps keep the air in your home cleaner. There are currently filters on the market that work to remove allergens and other particles from the air, making your home healthier overall. While the more advanced furnace filters may be a bit pricier, they may be worth it if you have allergies or anyone in the home has respiratory issues. If you are unsure about whether the added benefits of the more advanced furnace filters are actually worth the price, gather the specific information and ask the High Performance Heating, Cooling & Hydronics professionals for advice.

At High Performance Heating,Cooling & Hydronics, we are not just here when something is wrong and repair is needed. We help homeowners maintain or improve on the systems they have and we help to ensure each system is working at maximum efficiency. The proper furnace filter can help keep your system working safely and efficiently year after year.

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