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The Importance of Changing Furnace Filters

Any qualified Albany HVAC expert will tell you that the easiest, yet most important way to ensure your system works efficiently is to change your furnace filters regularly.

As much as half of the energy used in your home is from your heating and cooling system. Therefore proper maintenance of your system not only prolongs its life, but has a significant impact on your utility bills and comfort.

Your furnace filters should be checked every month, especially during winter and summer when your system is used the most. At a minimum they should be changed every three months. In order to help you remember when to replace it, try putting a monthly reminder on your Outlook calendar and change it on that same day each month. This way it is more likely to become a habit and may help you to remember to have extra furnace filters on hand so you’ll be sure to have them when you need them.

A clogged or dirty air filter is a detriment to your heating and air conditioning system and your health; therefore it’s well worth what little time it takes to make sure the filter is clean all year round. With a little planning and forethought, you can keep your HVAC system working as efficiently as possible while decreasing your electric bill, reducing allergy and asthma symptoms, and keeping you cool and comfortable during those hot summer days and warm and cozy all winter long.

Why is changing your furnace filter so important? Whereas clean furnace filters prevents dust and dirt from building up in your system allowing your unit to run smoothly, dirty filters slow down air flow, collect air pollutants and allergens, and make your system work overtime to moderate the temperature in your home.

A dirty furnace filter wastes significant energy and results in much higher utility bills, not to mention can lead to expensive maintenance and possible premature replacement. Call us now for a furnace check-up if you are concerned about the health of your furnace.

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