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Why It’s Important To Regularly Replace Or Clean Your Furnace Filter

You may not realize it, but your furnace filter plays a huge role in the efficiency of your HVAC system. Without proper filtration, particulates and other contaminants can enter your system, not only causing damage to your equipment, but eventually circulating through your home and affecting the health and comfort of your family. To keep your system functioning optimally, you should inspect your furnace filters monthly.

Why It's Important To Regularly Replace Or Clean Your Furnace FilterRoutine filter maintenance starts with a monthly inspection, but what do you do if your furnace is clogged or damaged? If your furnace filters are reusable, a simple cleaning may be in order. If your furnace filter is of a disposable nature, or has sustained damage, you’re going to want to make a change.

How often will a filter need to be cleaned or swapped out? Well, that depends on the unique circumstances of your household. Factors that affect filter usage and wear include pets, smokers, the natural environment, and system performance. A good rule of thumb is to follow the specifications of your system’s manufacturer.

The benefits of these monthly filter inspections, routine cleanings and replacements are many. Proper filter maintenance:

  • Protects your system from unnecessary damage, thus cutting repair costs and extending the life of your furnace.
  • Reduces the unnecessary introduction of particulates and other contaminants to household circulation.
  • Reduces unnecessary strain on your HVAC system, lowering energy consumption and costs.
  • Ensures proper airflow, pressure and circulation throughout your home.
  • Helps provide your family with a healthy, comfortable living environment.

If you’re unfamiliar with the process of changing furnace filters, or if you need help selecting the proper filter for the system in your Yuma area home, our trained technicians are standing by. For an expert consultation, contact Hansberger Refrigeration and Electric Companytoday.

Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about furnace filters and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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